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I first discovered The Killers in June 2004 and instantly loved them - they seemed to have this longing for the moody electro-indie of 1980s Britain and created a knack for radio friendly choruses that all of their new wave songs, swathed in synths, ended up sounding like chart bound smashes. And most of them were (although criminally All These Things stalled at 19?!). Now for sophomore album Sam's Town - the synths haven't gone completely but have been scaled back in favour of "real instruments"... the title track sounds a little like the theme to McGyver (patty and selma will be pleased) and the whole album owes a debt to U2 and Bruce Springsteen without ever sounding generic... While every track is a winner, highlights include Bling and second single Bones. Its songs like this that show The Killers moving closer to U2 with every song they play - Bones is an instant rock anthem, grown in the roots of The Joshua Tree. Midpaced Read My Mind is such an obvious hit that they should be presented with an award hailing it to be the best selling single of 2007 - it really is that much of a no brainer.

Crucially, Sam's Town comes across as a cohesive complete collection of songs that flaunt B-Flo's rediscovered love for America and their newfound sensitivity. Just. Stunning.

MP3: The Killers - Bones (radio rip)

9 Comments:

  1. HotstuffFiles said...
    Oh God, I can not wait to hear this now - when will it leak!?
    xolondon said...
    Bones is fantastic. And dirty for a Mormon!

    Enjoy your day without power...
    Paul said...
    xo - i know! I love some dirty Mormon bone :) Power is back early! Viva!

    Samuel - patience young man. Its only a week til its out :) Hope you are well...
    PinkieDust said...
    Hope the jail sex was fun!
    Paul said...
    Pinkie! *blush*
    HotstuffFiles said...
    Oh yes Paul, am well and all, but I can't wait a week! :(
    J'ason D'luv said...
    OMG! Those guitar riffs! The horns! The keyboards! The horns! The lyrics! The horns! The Village People backing vocals!

    Off the top of my head and on first listen, the music and lyrics are tres Smiths' "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" meets "These THings Take Time":

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the sacred wunderkind
    You took me behind a dis-used railway line
    And said "I know a place where we can go
    Where we are not known"
    And then you gave me something that I won't forget too soon
    Paul said...
    ah mr d'luv - i feel there may be a love explosion in your pants when you hear this mighty opus...
    Henry said...
    i cant fucking wait. you have no idea

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