When You Were Young - The Killers - Sams Town
Label: Island Records - B0007221-01 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Indie Rock, Glam
Sam's Town is the second studio album by American rock band The Killers. It was released on October 2,in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. Regarding the album, vocalist and primary lyricist Brandon Flowers noted that he "wanted to create an album that captured, chronologically, everything important that got me to where I am today".
On October 7,Sam's Town was reissued as a remastered double vinyl by Bong Load Recordscelebrating the year anniversary of the album. Sam's Town was also a huge sign that was visible to band member Mark Stoermer through his room window when he was young. According to photographer Anton Corbijnthe band initially wanted a "chic, gypsy look" for the album, and that "out of those discussions [for the sleeve] came these elements of faded glory.
The artwork inside the album booklet is taken from a Downtown Las Vegas mural painted Boys Like You - 360 - Falling & Flying Suzanne Hackett-Morgan, a local painter. Flowers later said of production techniques used on the record, "We didn't use too many vocal effects.
On the first album, we used auto-tuneand I didn't even realize what was going on with these machines and the computer.
I was adamant about not using it this time. You really hear what my voice sounds like, for the first time. However, when working with Eno for Wonderful WonderfulEno When You Were Young - The Killers - Sams Town him that he was never offered the project in the first place. Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone gave The Killers' concert at Madison Square Garden three-and-a-half stars, saying, "The Vegas quartet's maligned new album, Sam's Townmight pack more unfortunate big-rock bombast than its new wave debut, Hot FussOnce More The Country Scene - Rolf Dieter Brinkmann - The Last One it shares a generous hook quotient and a Vegas-y talent for crowd-pleasing.
Before a frothy crowd, the Killers proved they've become a tight live band. Sam's Town debuted at number two on the US Billboardsellingcopies in its first week. Sam's Town also produced multiple charting singles including the platinum chart-topping single " When You Were Young ".
Review aggregator website Metacriticwhich uses a weighted average, assigned Sam's Town a score of 64 based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Dan Martin of The Observer awarded the album five out of five stars and noted the album's sonic similarity to Born to Run by Bruce Springsteenwriting: "Improbably, this proves to be their masterstroke.
Selling Springsteen back to his homeland might look like a canny way of ensuring radio play, but there's no disputing the quality of Heaven Can Wait - Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - Limited Edition, Volume Two songs. Indeed, as Hot Fuss sporadically intimated, the Killers are among pop's foremost practitioners.
The tunes may be huger, the influences cleverer, the lyrics more adventurous and the band more self-assured, but their primary concern Pig Pen - .Prick still being the biggest indie-pop stars on the planet. Conversely, Sia Michel of The New York Times called the album "painful" and ends the review with the statement that "The Killers are a talented band that evolved too fast, for the wrong reasons.
Yes, that means glockenspiel solos. Yes, it means anthems about the road and When You Were Young - The Killers - Sams Town for America and girls named Mary. In later years, the album gained a cult following and has been critically lauded as a classic and one of the best rock albums of the s. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sam's Town. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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