album of the day

 

Album: Sam’s Town

Artist: The Killers

Year: 2006

The rundown: Sam’s Town encapsulates everything good about the Killers. Like the band’s debut album, Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town radiates brooding angst and synth-pop. However, this album is darker, as if Brandon Flowers has grown up from the romantic teenager that he portrayed in Hot Fuss. Every song on this album has a catchy melody or infectious rhythm. American rock and roll is clearly an influence, yet the band still owns its quirky sound. It is almost a gritty sarcasm that comes out with Flower’s vocal techniques and the strong lead guitar. You can hear Las Vegas in this album. You can hear dusty motel rooms, lost love and dirty regret.

Favourite track: This is one of those rare occasions that I cannot choose a favourite. It depends on my mood.

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