Sawdust (compilation album) by The Killers (US)

Sawdust by The Killers (US)
(Compilation album)
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-11-09
Overall rank: 5,352nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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70/100 (from 149 votes)
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Sawdust is ranked 6th best out of 11 albums by The Killers (US) on

The best album by The Killers (US) is Hot Fuss which is ranked number 188 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,722.

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From 01/20/2018 21:24
I love Sawdust. I can understand why some don't care for it, but I get the impression some don't understand what this album is. It's virtually an EP plus a collection of covers and unreleased rarities. Kind of a bonus compilation. So it shouldn't be compared to the rest of their discography in the same way.
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From 05/25/2013 19:54
I had heard The Killers several times on radio, and actually thought pretty good about them, without noticing any specific song-titles. My first impression was that they must be British, reminding me a lot about groups like Blur and Starsailor. It was only when I heard The Killers' version of "Romeo and Juliet" that I became seriously interested. A fantastic version that deservedly brought new focus to one of Dire Staits' best songs.

When I searched on the net I also discovered that the group had recorded a new interpretation of the classic "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town", which for me clearly surpassed previous versions. I had to find out where these numbers could be found on CD . It proved to my luck to both songs are found on "Sawdust, " which is a collection of outtakes and assorted oddities that have not found their way into the official albums. The music is recorded in the period 2003-2007.

Fortunately, and of course, there are also many great songs among The Killers' original material. Being brought forward deserves alternate version of "Sam's Town", a great song. The opening track "Tranquilizers", which features guest appearance by Lou Reed is another of the pleasant surprises - having both Bowie and Sparks elements. The same can probably said about "Where the White Boys Dance", an outtake from "Sam's Town".

Brit- and Indie-Pop is focused on "Glamerous Indie Rock and Roll" - could well have been a Blur song.

Magnificent but more traditional is "Daddy's Eyes". Solid straightforward rock can be found on "Change Your Mind ".

A beautiful and a worthy final to the set is "Mr Brightside", which in glimpses contains techno elements.

Finally "Show You How" which, with its catchy guitar theme is a song must return to. A very fine CD which actually works fine as a whole - a real album.
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From 09/29/2012 23:40
Tranquilize and Indie R&R are (the only) good tracks.
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From 04/25/2012 00:29
Wasn't bad, you sacrifice quality for quantity. Favs; Indie rock n roll,
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From 04/12/2012 15:03
This is a B-sides album where there is good reason for the songs being B-sides. Not many good tracks to speak of here. Best tracks: Sam's Town (Abbey Road Version), The Ballad Of Michael Valentine, Tranquilize, and their cover of Romeo and Juliet.
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