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Old 09-08-2006, 11:58 PM   #91
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I pity anybody who enjoys this song. I really do. I'll still steal the album when it comes out to give it a chance, because one song doesn't make or break an LP...but I think if anybody's expecting a non-disaster at this point, he/she either doesn't know anything about or simply doesn't care about music.
Well isn't that an arrogant statement. You're right. None of us who like this song really give two shits about music nor do we know anything about it Comments like that just make me wanna say "Piss off."
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not a Killers fan or anything, just ran across this website and thought I'd post for y'all

http://jeddeth.blogspot.com/
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not a Killers fan or anything, just ran across this website and thought I'd post for y'all

http://jeddeth.blogspot.com/
Thank you

Anyway, I have it on preorder...I can't listen to it until the week of Octobr 3rd.
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Anyone got an MP3 of All The Pretty Faces?

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ditto--there's GOT to be a full leak of this album any day now...
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ditto--there's GOT to be a full leak of this album any day now...


I keep checking torrent sites daily!...I'm very much looking forward to the leak

And then buying it the day it comes out....
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i'll definitely be downloading and buying myself. same with beck. i just respect them too much.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #98
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If any of you want to want to write a formal review of the album for Interference.com when it comes out, please contact me: carrie@interference.com.

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I got excited and thought it may have leaked then
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:41 AM   #100
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Ouch! OUUUUCH!

From Rolling Stone
ROB SHEFFIELD

(Posted: Sep 21, 2006)

The Killers

Sam's Town

RS: 2 of 5 Stars

Why, Killers? Why? It's the oldest story in the New Wave book: (1) Boys get famous wearing makeup and acting tarty to impress girls; (2) Boys wash off makeup and act sincere to impress boys; (3) It never works. Loads of the original New Wave bands fell into this trap, but the difference with the Killers is that we all thought they were too smart to take themselves seriously. On their smash 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, the Killers were dance-punk New Romantic glitz pimps, goosing David Bowie's "Queen Bitch" into their own ready-made classic, "Mr. Brightside." It was a perfect pop record, and a lot less superficial than it pretended to be. But on their second album, Sam's Town, the Las Vegas party boys ditch their cheerfully fake Bowie moves and try to get heavy by copying Bruce Springsteen. Yes, that means glockenspiel solos. Yes, it means anthems about the road and looking for America and girls named Mary. No, it's not a good move.

So this is the Killers in 1980s Springsteen-clone mode: better than Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers; not as good as John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band; about even with Billy Hicks and the New Breed. (That was Rob Lowe's band in St. Elmo's Fire, though the Killers have better fashion sense.) In the single "When You Were Young," Brandon Flowers blares about highways, heartaches, mountains, Jesus and the devil, and sprains his larynx trying to sell lines like "We're burning down the highway skyline/On the back of a hurricane." (Hurricanes don't burn, actually; check your copy of Neil Young's Guide to Weather Metaphors.) So why is it the single? Because it's the closest thing to a good song on the album.

All over Sam's Town, the Killers leave no pompous arena cliche untweaked in their quest to rewrite Born to Run - even though one of the reasons Springsteen's a genius is that he's never tried to rewrite Born to Run himself. On Hot Fuss, Flowers got boyish emotion out of his flat Gary Numan voice box, which is how he charmed his way through fantastic anthems like "All These Things That I've Done." But here, he strains for a high register he doesn't have and ends up with a screech. Yet even a more deft singer couldn't save bloated epics with I-swear-I'm-not-making-this-up titles like "Bling (Confessions of a King)" and "This River Is Wild." "My brother, he was born on the Fourth of July"? "I woke on the roadside/In the land of the free ride"? "Enterlude" and "Exitlude" frame the album with a vague hotel/casino theme ("We hope you enjoy your stay" - where are we, the Paradise Theater?), but the concept adds up to nothing except faux-Boss cliches already picked clean by Eighties never-weres from Lone Justice to John Eddie.

The Killers still show musical smarts and wit, as in the Hot Fuss-style chorus hooks of "For Reasons Unknown" and "Bones," where Flowers makes a welcome return to imitating Morrissey, even if the band takes that as a cue to crank up the synth horns. But they sounded a lot smarter playing it cool and a lot more soulful pretending to be cold-hearted, bleary-eyed gigolos. On Sam's Town they seem like they're trying to make a big statement, except they have nothing to say - and who thought a band as shrewd as the Killers would fall into such an obvious trap?



ROB SHEFFIELD

(Posted: Sep 21, 2006)
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And Magazine reviews are always right....
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:51 AM   #102
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Yeah, I read that RS review. Not that I always agree with them but 2 stars for a major artist is very unusual for them.

Also, what they wrote has been my concern ever since I heard all the Bruce references. I love Bruce, but it sounded like they may be stretching too much too fast.

I still have hope though and will buy the album the day it comes out, along with Beck.
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"We're burning down the highway skyline/On the back of a hurricane." (Hurricanes don't burn, actually; check your copy of Neil Young's Guide to Weather Metaphors.)
Hahaha
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:59 PM   #104
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Blender gave it 4 stars.

That is Blender, though. I don't trust music magazines on the whole.

But if "When You Were Young" really is the best song on the album, then I don't see this being uh...well, good.
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Sounds like Sheffield riffing on the Flowers interview...
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