Sam's Town (studio album) by The Killers (US)

Sam's Town by The Killers (US)
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 622nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 803 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2006 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (622nd)
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The Killers (US) bestography

Sam's Town is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by The Killers (US) on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Killers (US) is Hot Fuss which is ranked number 205 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,203.

The Killers (US) album bestography « Higher ranked (205th) This album (622nd) Lower ranked (1,699th) »
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.3/100, a mean average of 73.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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From 12/27/2023 20:52
The album that saved Rock and Roll in the 00's!
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From 01/08/2023 00:06
Bom álbum, um pouco estridente.
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From 10/12/2022 10:03
Going to see them live with a mate. I'm not overly familiar with their stuff yet though, so here I am catching up before the gig. I prefer this to Hot Fuss. It does wear the Springsteen influence on its sleeve, but I think the songwriting is a bit better, and I prefer the slightly rootsier production to the at times overly-polished debut. Also like that they sound American. Why pretend to be British when you're not? That's not to say the debut isn't a good album; it is. I just like this one better, though it's arguably just as uneven.
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From 02/08/2022 21:41
Some great highlights on this album, but a lot of filler too. When You Were Young, Bones, Reasons Unknown and Read My Mind are all great but there is little to shout about with the rest.
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85/100
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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