2004's Hot Fuss included "Mr. Brightside," "All These Things That I've Done," and "Somebody Told Me," arguably some of the biggest rock tunes of the decade. After an extensive two-year tour schedule, The Killers reconvened in Las Vegas and created an ode to its hometown, and although critiques weren't too hot on Sam's Town upon release, the album is beginning to receive the props it deserves. "When You Were Young," "Bones," and "Read My Mind" are right up there w/ the aforementioned tracks, and The Killers' electrifying post-punk revival sound that's captured the ears of fans around the world is all present on this record. Flood and Alan Moulder assisted as producers, other highlights from the full-length include: "For Reasons Unknown," "Bling (Confession Of A King)," "The River Is Wild," and the title track. 2017 180 gram reissue with gatefold sleeve.
- 180 gram vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- printed insert
- music label: Island Records 2017
reviewed by thom tanks 06/2017