Sam's Town (studio album) by The Killers

Sam's Town
Sam's Town by The Killers
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 529th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 737 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2006 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (529th)
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Sam's Town is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by The Killers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Killers is Hot Fuss which is ranked number 176 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,693.

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From 09/14/2020 20:27
One of rock’s greatest opening salvoes here - “Sam’s Town” into “Enterlude” into “When You Were Young “ setting the scene for a kick ass album

Note 1: Rolling Stone incredibly gave this album a 2 star review (for reasons unknown )

Note 2: Add this to the list of all time iconic album covers
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From 03/29/2020 07:46
This record was a huge part of my love of Indie rock. A lack of hit singles was the best thing that could have happened to this record. Instead of a collection of hits(like Hot Fuss), Sam's Town is better swallowed whole(especially made relevant by the FANTASTIC Interlude and Exitlude) The Killers wore their Springsteen-influence on their sleeves but its still very much a record that sounds like no other.
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90/100
From 03/06/2020 03:39
I'd put this higher than the Hot Fuss. There's a better distribution of quality on the album and, though I think the overall concept is okay, the quality of the songs is pretty high. They tap more into a Heartland Rock vibe and capture vistas somewhat well. I don't know if they come close to those Springsteen storytelling heights, though, so that, along with 2 of these songs, knocks the album down for me.

But there's no denying that Sam's Town, When You Were Young, For Reasons Unknown, Read My Mind, and This River is Wild are all great songs and, in my opinion, rival the classics off Hot Fuss.
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From 09/22/2019 13:00
This is easily their best album for me (though Hot Fuss is certainly wonderful). Brandon's vocals and lyrics are excellent on this album and in my opinion an improvement from Hot Fuss. He's definitely matured as a vocalist and songwriter. Rest of the band is top notch.
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From 06/26/2019 03:55
This is The Killers at their best in my opinion. Hot Fuss is great but this album goes another level higher with more raw emotion and story telling. All songs are brilliant from the opening Sam's Town to When You Where Young (their best live song) to Read My Mind to Bones and well the darn whole album. A perfect album! 100/100!
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75/100
From 12/17/2018 16:56
So much better than Hot Fuss - they learned to spread out the better songs, making for an enjoyable listen throughout.
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From 09/27/2018 07:07
This is my absolute favorite album of all time! It's really interesting reading the comments, a lot of people think Hot Fuss was better. For me, Sam's Town tops them all. Cool that music affects us all differently!
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From 08/11/2018 22:08
A good album - not as interesting as Hot Fuss for me.
Love Uncle Johnny, My List and Exitlude. Much of it is good rather than great though
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From 07/09/2018 17:45
The Killers have never really done it for me. I mean, I quite like what they've produced - it's pleasant enough - but it never really hits the spot. Having listened to this album properly a few times now, it has definitely grown on me. It enjoys some interesting analogue-sounding synths, stomping drums, crunching guitars and soaring vocals - the usual cliches - but just about pulls it off. Better than Hot Fuss? The jury's out, but it's definitely worth a listen in its own right. Best songs: Sam's Town, When You Were Young, For Reasons Unknown, Read My Mind, My List.
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From 03/15/2018 00:41
Favorite Songs: Bones, Why Do I Keep Counting?
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