Sound — 10
The sound of The Killers new album, sams town, is amazing, I know it's been out for a while now but there are still some people who think that it isn't as good as Hot Fuss, what I say is just listen, don't compare. The great guitar solos arn't the most difficult or complex, but it just fits in with the rest of the music so well. The mix of synth with the rest of the band is amazing, I know that there areplenty of bands that do this, but most can't do it in the way the killers do it in sams town. The songs also sound amazing live, they are possably the best band at the moment and the music from this album just proves it.
Lyrics — 10
The llyrics in sams town are rraly well put together, they fit in with the music so well. If the music is quite slow, eg. Why Do I Keep Counting. Then the llyrics are moulded to perfection. Brandon Flowers, what can I say, his voice is realy recognisable and you can't say that for many artists these days, he adds little things to the songs and makes it fit, it's so perfect it's untrue.
Overall Impression — 10
The Killers have said that this album is better than Hot Fuss because there is a wider range of songs and the music is better and there are better llyrics, it's just insane. I love the fact that most people think it's not as good as hot fuss because it makes it more valuble to the people that do love it, but it annoys me when people just say "No, it's shit, sorry, but it doesn't compare to the brilliance of Hot Fuss." Hot Fuss was/is an amazing debut album and sams town may be different, but it's different in a good way, don't compare the two albums, they are seporate. And it's good that way.