Linkin Park is significantly less embarrassing than Creed though, let's be honest.
Epic review. Was fun to read and I could not agree more. The only odd thing for me is, it feels like this album is actually older than 10 years. I was surprised when I saw the "10th anniversary" in the title.
Really? It seems like it was just yesterday that this was their only album.
Fantastic review. A huge part of the brilliance this record radiates also comes from Ronnie's absolutely stellar drumming. He's impossible to predict, and even at this early time in the band's sound, he knew how to tweak each fill just enough that it was never the same twice without compromising the integrity of the song or overdoing it.
Yeah, Ronnie's a fucking machine. I was thinking that this morning when I was playing this record with headphones on. The work on "Brightside" especially is insane.
There was a limited edition out a year or so after the record that had those two and "The Ballad of Michael Valentine," which isn't as good. I found them on Limewire back in the day. They got re-recorded and re-released on Sawdust in 2007, but those versions aren't as good.
This album always gives me flashbacks to the Christmas I got this CD, along with my first iPod. Good times, great stuff.
Same. I bought it in like October or November, but I got my first iPod that Christmas too and this was in heavy rotation at the time.
I think Sam's Town is not only my favorite but their best top to bottom. "Dustland Fairytale" is all that matters from Day and Age, and Battle Born was an awesome return to form, IMO.
But then I factor in how AMAZING half of this album is and I realize that the Killers very sneakily exist as one of my favorite bands. If I had to pick 100 songs to live off of forever, this band would occupy a good chunk of those spots.
Sam's Town used to be my favorite, but I think Battle Born is better. Sam's Town has at least one song that I skip every single time ("Uncle Jonny"), and I'm not a big fan of the enterlude/exitlude stuff. But fuck, "Why Do I Keep Counting" is probably my favorite Killers song.
Day & Age is hit or miss for me. "Dustland Fairytale" is the highlight, but I also love "Losing Touch," "Spaceman," "This is Your Life" and "The World We Live In." It's their worst record, for sure, but got a bit more flak than it deserved.
The Killers are definitely one of my favorite bands, but I don't think it's sneaky at all. Haha
You tend to have this reaction toward a lot of albums I love. Haha