Sam's Town

The Killers - Sam's Town
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2006 Ratings: #560 / 686
User Score
Based on 314 ratings
2006 Ratings: #113
Liked by 6 people
October 2, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island, Vertigo / Label
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"Sam's Town" is another energetic, catchy and fun pop rock record with matured songwriting and great production. I also love Brandon's vocals on here, with lots of improved range from the last record. While I don't think it's as good as "Hot Fuss", I still had a lot of fun with this!

Fav Tracks: When You Were Young, Sam's Town, Read My Mind, For Reasons Unknown, Bones, Why Do I Keep Counting?, The River Is Wild

Least Fav Track: My List

The sophomore record from The Killers comes across as a fun and energetic pop/rock album at first, but on multiple listens, it becomes predictable. I won't let this bog down the score though, because a lot of these tracks truly smack harder than a lot of other songs of the same nature.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: all except least fav!
LEAST FAV: Enterlude, Exitlude
Sam's Town is a curious case for The Killers admittedly. Two years removed from their stunning debut that absolutely killed in terms of mainstream appeal and sheer quality of tracks, Sam's Town seems in its own right the perfect follow-up. It features an equally massive hit (When You Were Young) and a strong set of follow-up tracks (For Reasons Unknown, Bones, Read My Mind). The structure of the songs is still synth-heavy and bridging in the realm of new-wave and post punk revivalism, yet still ... read more
Any album with When You Were Young is automatically a 70 or higher.
this album feels like a road trip. there's some exciting parts, some boring parts, and it all kind of jumbles into one at the end. some of these songs feel like they drag on and on, but for the most part they all serve a purpose. it's not much different from hot fuss, what with the synth and experimental sounds. the lyrics are also a big improvement from hot fuss. they're more mature: what you'd expect from a maturing band (cough weezer). this is a great album to listen to when you just want ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sam's Town 
  2. Enterlude 
  3. When You Were Young 
  4. Bling (Confession Of A King) 
  5. For Reasons Unknown 
  6. Read My Mind 
  7. Uncle Jonny 
  8. Bones 
  9. My List 
  10. This River Is Wild 
  11. Why Do I Keep Counting? 
  12. Exitlude
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