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Old 10-05-2006, 04:27 PM   #241
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I just got the album in the mail...

...Serious opinion coming later.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:42 PM   #242
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My opinion- Sam's Town is a consistently good, solid album. Hot Fuss has some tracks that are better than anything on Sam's Town, but Hot Fuss also drops off in quality in the second half of the record.

First half of Hot Fuss > Sam's Town > Second half of Hot Fuss
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:24 PM   #243
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LOL! I guess I need to brush up on Interference rules...
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:45 AM   #244
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First half of Hot Fuss > Sam's Town > Second half of Hot Fuss

This right here is EXACTLY what I think of the alubms I just couldn't really think of what I meant when I tried to explain it
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:08 AM   #245
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Looking for the Bonus Tracks

Hey if anyone could send me the bonus tracks that would be awesome. There isn't even a Best Buy around here! runbyu1@softcom.net Thanks!

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Old 10-06-2006, 10:15 AM   #246
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$9.99 at Kmart after work Tuesday for me.

Can't stop listening to it, reading reviews, praying for Atlanta tickets.

Doesn't look a think like Bono, but he sings like the Boss I didn't understand when I was dreaming of the Joshua Trees in the desert when I was young.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:46 AM   #247
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The Atlanta date has been taken of the killers website. boohoo.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:29 AM   #248
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There's going to be a spring tour, which I'm guessing will be much more expansive. The copy of the album I bought at Target last night gave me a presale code for up to four tickets (presales ) but no bonus tracks.

Sam's Town has a much different vibe than Hot Fuss. It's not a bad album, but it definitely is a lot different, and I think it's probably not what many people were expecting from them. I haven't listened to it enough yet to say anything beyond that.
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:44 PM   #249
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I'd love to hear the bonus tracks too please!
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:09 PM   #250
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It's funny but while listening to this for the first time I thought it sounded like an album that would embraced more by the English than the Americans and sure enough at MetaCritic the main British mags and newspapers (NME, Q, Mojo, Guardian, Observer) gave it very favourable reviews while the American ones such as Spin, Rolling Stone, NY Times gave it a poor review.
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I'm liking this album more and more as I listen repeatedly!
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It's funny but while listening to this for the first time I thought it sounded like an album that would embraced more by the English than the Americans and sure enough at MetaCritic the main British mags and newspapers (NME, Q, Mojo, Guardian, Observer) gave it very favourable reviews while the American ones such as Spin, Rolling Stone, NY Times gave it a poor review.

I think most American music mags/ critics don't care for The Killers, am I wrong in the assumption? This is even with Hot Fuss...


Also, I think if you're looking for b-sides/ bonus stuff, there is some stuff a couple pages back unless they've been edited out. Daddy's Eyes is ok but its sort of like Lady With the Spinning Head in that the lead break/ solo in This River is Wild is the same as Daddy's Eyes...


I've actually been listening to Hot Fuss again (special edition) and appreciating it more in retrospect. The whole 2nd half of Hot Fuss sucks idea is a crap opinion. IMO Change Your Mind is as good if not better than some songs in the first half. I would have appreciated Midnight Show much more but it's too U2 for my tastes...
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I think most American music mags/ critics don't care for The Killers, am I wrong in the assumption? This is even with Hot Fuss...
It might just be that American music mags have better BS detectors when it comes to cliches about the open road and warm gooey American values.

Still undecided on the album after a couple listens through myself.
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It might just be that American music mags have better BS detectors when it comes to cliches about the open road and warm gooey American values.

Still undecided on the album after a couple listens through myself.
??? But my impression was that even Hot Fuss (their bread and butter) got the a tepid reception/ reaction from American critics as well... I think there may be cliches in the new album but not an overabundance and obviously used to make a point... I don't think it's littered throughout the album is what I'm saying.


Hell, the whole Bruce Springsteen "influence" IMO is sooooo overrated or over-analyzed that it's probably distracting from the music. Flowers probably tried to give props and credit to Springsteen so an audience who probably would not have cared for the Boss would appreciate him more but in the end he just gave ammunition for critics to use alah the Sheffield RS review, LOL!


What are the gooey American values anyways?
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I am not hearing anything about American values in these songs...maybe I'm not listening hard enough....whatever, I'm not gonna even attempt to try


About the second half of Hot Fuss...One of my favorite songs by the killers is change your mind. I love that song. Aside from that one though, none of the rest make my top ten. That doesn't mean I 1)don't like them 2) think they suck. I just prefer most of the songs on Sam's Town to them
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