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Sometimes leftovers can be just as sweet
on November 14, 2007
The killers are such a talented and innovative synth rock group that every song they touch is potential gold. Their Midas touch is apparent on this album, which is a collection of unreleased tracks from previous albums, b-sides, covers, remixes, and one terrific new track.
Seventeen tracks make for a long and enjoyable listening experience, starting with the new track and first single "Tranquilize" which was recorded with Lou Reed. This is simply one of the best songs I've heard in a while, and has been playing (loudly) on "repeat" as I write this.
Covers: Shadowplay (originally by Joy Division); Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town (The First Edition, which included Kenny Rogers); Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits).
B-sides and remixes: All the Pretty Faces; Under the Gun; Where the White Boys Dance; Show You How; Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll; Who Let You Go?; The Ballad of Michael Valentine; Daddy's Eyes; Sam's Town; Mr. Brightside, Questions with the Captain (very short, very hidden track).
Previously unreleased tracks: Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf; Sweet Talk.
Other: Move Away (remix of track from Spiderman 3).
It's almost impossible to recommend specific tracks, but if I was forced to choose, I'd go with:
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
Try the samples on Amazon, and then if you agree with me, buy the album or at least these tracks - they're more than worth the price.
Amanda Richards, November 14, 2007