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  • Summary: The collection of b-sides and remixes also features Lou Reed on one track.

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Tranquilize
Time it tells, living in my hometown Wedding bells, they begin easy Live it down, baby don't talk that much Baby knows that baby don't tease me In... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. While it doesn't have the cohesive impact of "Hot Fuss" or "Sam's Town," it's an appealing set that brings a bit more breadth and depth to the group's catalog.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Like the band itself, Sawdust is erratic, though at times, gratifyingly great. [30 Nov 2007, p.131]
  3. Some of Sawdust's best moments are "Sam's Town" rejects that sound like they were discarded for sounding too much like "Hot Fuss."
  4. The tunes don’t vary much from the originals, but the band renders them with vigor and style.
  5. The cover of Joy Division's 'Shadowplay' should have stayed in the vaults, but it's hard to deny Brandon Flowers' melodic gifts.
  6. Sawdust reveals a band with a healthy blueprint for success, sure, but "The Masterplan" it ain't.
  7. Sawdust is an interesting look at other aspects of the Killers’ sound, but as a standalone disc, it’s largely hit-or-miss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    Very good for a b-sides album , there's some real gems like Tranquilize , All The Pretty Faces , Sweet Talk , Under The Gun and theVery good for a b-sides album , there's some real gems like Tranquilize , All The Pretty Faces , Sweet Talk , Under The Gun and the Mr.Brightside remix and alot of other good tracks too but inevitably on a 18 track b side album there are some weaker tracks too. Expand
  2. LiciM.
    Dec 11, 2007
    10
    Releasing the B-sides in a collection was a great way to get the songs to the fans who don't have the opportunities to purchase all of Releasing the B-sides in a collection was a great way to get the songs to the fans who don't have the opportunities to purchase all of the singles individually. Tranquilize is another one that highlights Brandon's song-writing talent and the Abbey Road Sam's Town version also shows his awesome talent on the keyboard. My Boys give yet another treasure of timeless tunes! Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    para um álbum compilado de B-Sides, eu considero o melhor álbum de B-Sides da História!
  4. MichaelS
    Nov 26, 2007
    8
    Good album until we get the latest and greatest. Hot Fuss is a 9 and Sam's Town is a 10. Sam's Town does not get the credit it Good album until we get the latest and greatest. Hot Fuss is a 9 and Sam's Town is a 10. Sam's Town does not get the credit it deserves but there is not one bad song on that album. In fact they are mostly phenomenal. Fans would appreciate the genius of Sam's Town by downloading the album into their Ipod and walking the streets of New York. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2011
    8
    Another solid album by The Killers. It is about 30 minutes too long but not that irritating by minute 72. The lyrics are stronger than Sam'sAnother solid album by The Killers. It is about 30 minutes too long but not that irritating by minute 72. The lyrics are stronger than Sam's Town but not Hot Fuss. Tranquilize is a thrilling opener, by the way. Expand
  6. MusicM.
    Nov 29, 2007
    8
    If you like the Killers, you should definitely pick this up. If not, this isn't going to change your mind. The quality varies widely, as If you like the Killers, you should definitely pick this up. If not, this isn't going to change your mind. The quality varies widely, as one might expect on a b-sides collection, but there are many songs that compare favorably with their biggest hits. Many of them date back to the Hot Fuss sessions (although some have been re-recorded). In addition, they cover artists as diverse as Joy Division, Dire Straits, and Kenny Rogers. They even bring in Lou Reed as a guest on the leadoff track. All in all, a treat for fans. Expand
  7. MarcinK.
    Nov 25, 2007
    5
    This album wasn't bad, but it wasn't worth buying. The best songs were previously released on Sam's Town or Hot Fuss. I was This album wasn't bad, but it wasn't worth buying. The best songs were previously released on Sam's Town or Hot Fuss. I was disappointed. Expand

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