Album is another Killer
IíVE had an exclusive
preview of THE KILLERSí new album Samís Town.
The Vegas lads, BRANDON FLOWERS, DAVE KEUNING, MARK STOERMER and
RONNIE VANNUCCI, have done good.
It isnít quite as fantastic as Hot Fuss, their 2004 debut album that
But hints of SPRINGSTEEN, QUEEN, U2, and THE BEATLES make it a great
listen thatís sure to be a hit following its release on October 2.
I give it 8 out of 10. Hereís my track-by-track lowdown.
1. Samís Town- Killersí trademark synth sound, breaks down
2. Enterlude -sweet lullaby.
3. When You Were Young - odd choice to be first single but
great, rasping guitars.
4. Bling (Confession Of A King) - a winner. Top chorus with a
hint of NELSON, KRISTOFFERSON AND CASH in the HIGHWAYMEN.
5. For Reasons Unknown - great driving tune with a brilliant
6. Read My Mind- 1980s pop feel. U2-style guitar solo.
7. Uncle Jonny - best track on the album. Sexy guitar licks,
about drug addiction.
8. Bones- a bit of brass action, with raunchy lyrics.
9. My List -slow build-up to anthemic finish.
10. This River Is Wild-echoes of U2ís Beautiful Day.
Brandonís vocals reminded me of IGGY POP.
11. Why Do I Keep Counting? - bit of a filler with jangly
12. Exitlude -nod to Beatlesí Sgt Pepper. Piano section
recalls A Day In The Life.