Posted by sean on November 18, 2007 at 10:28 pm in Music with No Comments

While browsing the net this morning, I discovered that there was a new Killers album out, entitled Sawdust. I was so excited by this news, I immediately went and downloa… err… went out to HMV and bought it.

Sawdust isn’t your typical Killers album, more of a collection of B-Sides, soundtrack titles and covers; it is still, like all Killers material, very good indeed.

Some stand out tracks include Tranquilize which features Lou Reed – the one who was on that Satellite of Love dance track a few years ago (although he probably also did some albums that old people may remember).

There is a wonderful track called Sweet Talk, which captures the Killers’ style perfectly.

Also on the album is an excellent remix of the Sam’s Town track which is on the previous album of the same name.

The best song on the album is kept to near the end – a beautiful cover of Dire Straight’s Romeo and Juliet. D.S. fans will probably see it as sacrilege, but if like me, you love The Killers and couldn’t give a toss about Mark Knopfler and his fellow Geordies, you’ll adore the track.

I was surprised that their cover of Morrissey’s Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself wasn’t included – quiet possibly the best cover of any song ever.

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