CD review for The Killers


The Killers

— "Sawdust"

There wasn't much of a reason for The Killers to release "Sawdust," a collection of B-sides and covers. And for the most part, it's easy to see why these songs didn't make it to the band's first two albums - a weakness that's illustrated best in the disc's last two tracks.

There's a cover of Dire Straits' "Romeo And Juliet" that doesn't come anywhere close to that song's overdone drama.

And there's a Jacques Lucont remix of the hit "Mr. Brightside." As a final cut, it makes a point of the electro influence that made that song so catchy, and reminds Killers fans why they liked the band's first two CDs, and why they're probably waiting for a more mature third.

Rating: 3 stars

- Margaret Hair, 4 Points


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