The Killers - Sam's Town or Sawdust CD's £3.99 each + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% Voucher Code @ Play
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The Killers - Sam's Town or Sawdust CD's £3.99 each + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% Voucher Code @ Play

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Found 13th May 2009Made hot 14th May 2009
'Sam's Town' is the epic second album from Las Vegas indie superstars The Killers. Whilst debut album 'Hot Fuss' was clearly influenced by English acts such as New Order and Duran Duran, this time around the influence of artists such as Bruce Springsteen and U2 are evident, making this an album full of charged and epic anthems that are sure to set pulse racing. Includes the single 'When You Were Young'.
Sam's Town
Enterlude
When You Were Young
Bling
For Reasons Unknown
Read My Mind
Uncle Jonny
Bones
My List
This River Is Wild
Why Do I Keep Counting?
Exitlude

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Shadowplay
All The Pretty Faces
Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf
Sweet Talk
Under The Gun
Where The White Boys Dance
Show You How
Move Away
Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
Who Let You Go?
The Ballad of Michael Valentine
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Daddy's Eyes
Sam's Town (Abbey Road Version)
Romeo and Juliet
Change Your Mind (UK Bonus Track)
Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix)

Great album, superb price, thanks.

The Killers are the only band these days where I really look forward to the next album. HOT!

Hated the most recent Killers album, but Sam's Town was great.

The Killers were at their best when doing the Indie pastiche thing. Then they smelt dollars and came up with the appallingly lyrically inept and cliched 'Sam's Town' (For example, 'Uncle Jonny', how can anyone listen to that and not despair?). They sold out and lost it, Mormons without the middle 'm'.

'Sawdust' includes some earlier material and isn't quite as bad, it even has a couple of decent tracks but the best thing by far is the Thin White Duke's remix of 'Mr Brightside'. It's just a shame they had to run it into the awful tasteless tacked-on finale though.

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Then they smelt dollars and came up with the appallingly lyrically inept … Then they smelt dollars and came up with the appallingly lyrically inept and cliched 'Sam's Town' (For example, 'Uncle Jonny', how can anyone listen to that and not despair?).



I love Sam's Town and Uncle Jonny is one of my favourite tracks on the album. I think sometimes the Killers go way too far with the nonsensical lyrics (for example Day & Age, and the bad tunes didn't help) but a lot of the time they manage to communicate the incommunicable without actually explaining it. Uncle Jonny is not a great example, it's just a cracking tune. "Why do I Keep Counting?" on the other hand is brilliant:

"If I change my way of living
And If I pave my streets with good times
Will the mountain keep on giving?
And if all of our days are numbered
Then why do I keep counting"?

That's a fantastic lyric - it doesn't mean much that you can really process in thoughts, but it communicates a feeling of determinism, lifestyle choice and attitude incredibly efficiently. I sometimes play it on my morning drive and it gets me in a positive mood to tackle the day, it helps me take things just the right amount of seriously.
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