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Stream The Killers "Sam's Town"


It is here. Finally. Officially. Stream The Killers "Sam's Town" on MTV's The Leak. What do you think?

Rolling Stone Magazine is not loving it. "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."


September 27, 2006 in Audio Streams, The Killers | Permalink


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oh please, if they had made Hot Fuss part 2, people would complain about that! ive heard the new album twice so far and think its a great step forward. Like the Scissor Sisters, The Killers have beaten the sophmore album curse

Posted by: rich weaver at Sep 27, 2006 11:33:25 AM

bones is my favorite. love this new album

Posted by: mike at Sep 27, 2006 3:13:51 PM

Who cares what Rolling Stone says. Honestly I wasnt sure about this album but after giving it a few listens it is great.
It will be interesting to see what they choose for singles cause there are quite a few on this album.

Posted by: David at Sep 27, 2006 7:29:11 PM

The single next single will be 'Bones' (the video directed by Tim Burton) and probably after that 'Read my Mind' -- has been stated by the band!! :-)

Posted by: at Sep 27, 2006 11:53:53 PM

http://www.megamusicsearch.com/killers Cool search engine. I found couple of "The Killers" songs there.

Posted by: Jack at Sep 28, 2006 1:00:05 AM

Who is Rolling Stone to call The Killers out on credibility?

Posted by: unclejohnny at Sep 28, 2006 4:24:19 AM

I wouldn't blame Rolling Stone in general, just the reviewer, Rob Sheffield. He also gave a non-review to "Ta-Dah" in the same issue (though they fared better.) It's not so much a review of the album but more his ideas about the artist and their placement in the music industry. These type of reviews drive me crazy. He gave a glowing review to Missy Elliot's "This is Not A Test," and while I am a fan of hers, that is unquestionably her weakest record. He didn't write about the songs or album, just how cool she was. Ugh!

He should be writing a snarky blog (like his pop-life column in the magazine)than actual reviews of albums for a well respected magazine. For the most part I agree with Rolling Stone, but will now avoid his reviews.

Posted by: wecastmusic at Sep 28, 2006 10:20:33 AM

Did Spin review it yet? NME?

Posted by: ilovemyself at Sep 28, 2006 10:22:48 AM

ok this is for the person whos name is rich weaver if you keep saying bad stuff about the killers band I am going to bash you into the streets and pound you like crazy SO SHUT THE FUCK UP YOUR AN ASSHOLE RETARTED PERSON AND GET A LIFE LOSER ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: robert at Sep 28, 2006 3:13:04 PM

Uh, Rich Weaver LOVES the Killers dude. Read again. So take your bashing elsewhere.

Posted by: xolondon at Sep 28, 2006 4:12:59 PM

fuck you

Posted by: robert at Sep 28, 2006 4:21:19 PM

you suck huhuhuhuhuhu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: robert at Sep 28, 2006 4:23:18 PM

shut up loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: robert at Sep 28, 2006 4:26:13 PM

hey xolondon what are you gay or something? you sound weird huhuhuhuhuhuhuhu loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: robert at Sep 28, 2006 4:32:50 PM

music critics have a right to their opinions but we readers don't necessarily have to agree. i'm liking the new album so far. i was one of those who was meh on their new single "when you were young" at first because it didn't sound like "mr. brightside" and "somebody told me" and now it's in constant play in my Ipod. though i'll miss their old sound, i've learned to embrace the change and am now in complete awe of how this band has grown.

Posted by: finn at Sep 28, 2006 8:38:56 PM

NME gave the album 8 out of 10. Most of the reviews in the UK and Europe have been glowing- I don't know why America doesn't get it yet.

Posted by: Emma at Sep 28, 2006 10:18:51 PM

I wouldn't take the rolling stone interview seriously infact they panned thier first cd talking then to call them a great band

Posted by: MArk at Sep 30, 2006 1:27:25 PM

I'm loving it. I found it a little slow getting into it at first, with the title track, but it just keeps getting better after that. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's sort of a cross between "Hot Fuss" and Franz Ferdinand. Definitely Killers through and through, but definitely not a duplicate of Hot Fuss.

Posted by: Mark Freedman at Sep 30, 2006 3:22:52 PM

Have to agree with alot of people on here i dont get why some of the the critics are so harsh on this album i thinks its just awesome and it keeps getting better every time i put it on, i mean are we all listening to the same album here, i just love it sooooo much the new direction is wonderfull 5 out of 5 boys i fucking love this band.

Posted by: aron at Oct 9, 2006 12:25:23 AM

different strokes guys. some may love their new sound, others might hate that its not "mr.brightside part2" anyway, I think their new sound is awesome, with the enterlude and exitlude, it just wraps it up so well, ok, maybe a litte cheesy, but makes you feel so much closer to the band, if you know what i mean...
think thats whats missing today and i applaud flowers and the rest of the vegas boys for a supberb follow up to hot fuss. check out, "for reasons unknown." genius...

Posted by: adriaan at Oct 19, 2006 9:20:35 AM

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