The Killers and My Chemical Romance CD Reviews
The Killers have dropped their second album and My Chemical Romance keeps tearing up the charts. We take a look at both albums!
The Killers - Sam's Town
Old-school Americana meets new-school synth-rock in The Killers sophomore album, Sam's Town. The album stays true to the sound that launched The Killers popularity on Hot Fuss but has a slightly slicker feel. Lead singer Brandon Flowers has claimed this is the album that will keep rock and roll afloat, which is a pretty weighty ambition for what is essentially a pop album. Still, the album bashes out one catchy tune after another. The Killers still slay us every time.
The Killers - Sam's Town Fun Facts
- The music video for the song Bones was directed by Tim Burton, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Beetlejuice, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- The album is said to be influenced by Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, among others.
- The album takes its name from Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, which is in the band's hometown of Las Vegas.
The Killers - Sam's Town Hot Tracks
My List; Bones; This River is Wild; When You Were Young
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My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance's latest album, The Black Parade, [kwlink 2175:]brings the '70s back to life[/kwlink] with their raucous, over-the-top brand of glam rock. Their death anthems hook you into their hard-hitting tunes. The album's dark theme - essentially death, death and more death - manages to never tread into the depressing, moody depths of Evanescence territory and instead has the kitsch skeletons-and-monsters vibe of a good Halloween party.
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Fun Facts
- The title of the album was officially revealed at a concert played in London in August 2006.
- The band has said that Queen is one of their major influences.
- My Chemical Romance had to cancel several concerts in July and August 2006 due to injuries sustained during the filming of the video for their second single.
- A velveteen-wrapped special edition of the album was made available for pre-sale.
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Hot Tracks
Mama; Welcome to the Black Parade; Famous Last Words