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Loving The Killers All Over Again November 16, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in Pop Culture.



FITSNews – November 16, 2007 – From the brooding, album-opening bass line on “Tranquilize” (featuring legendary rocker Lou Reed) to the last fadeout of disco pulses from the curiously-effective, dance-themed remix of their biggest hit, “Mr. Brightside,” there’s a surprising array of good sounds on Sawdust, the latest release from Las Vegas’ favorite retro pop rockers, The Killers.

A mix of 1980’s synthesizer-based pop and modern alternative rock, the Killers have carved a pretty unique niche for themselves with their first two studio albums, the glammed-up, debut masterpiece Hot Fuss (2004) and the more elemental Sam’s Town, which was released last October. Sawdust, which includes B-sides and outtakes from both albums (along with some new material), was released this Monday.

While its bookends are its best tracks by far, Sawdust also shines on songs like “Sweet Talk,” “Under The Gun,” and Sic Willie‘s personal favorite “Glamorous Indie Rock And Roll.”

We guess the guitarist who once told Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers that his “Duran Duran crap” wasn’t going to sell is eating his words right about now … the band has sold 9,000,000 records in the last three-and-a-half years.



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