'When You Were Young'
by The Killers
I didn't get into The Killers as quickly as many others did. Hot Fuss came and went and I didn't really pay too much attention. Don't get me wrong, I liked their sound, but sometimes an album really has to grab me.
Sam's Town did just that.
|It was the goat that grabbed me, officer|
Sam's Town is one of those albums that I can listen to from beginning to end and enjoy it all. Damn the critics, I say -- I don't care if they tried to emulate The Boss and I don't mind that their biggest hit off of Day & Age sounds like something I would have danced to in a high school gymnasium. A well-put together album is just that, and if you've seen these guys live, you've got to admire Brandon Flowers' stage presence.
Sometimes what you need is a refreshing sound, and I'm a bit of a sucker for concept albums.
Besides, When You Were Young is a great karaoke tune.