Albums to Love: Sam’s Town by The Killers

How the desert dreamers disturbed critics and won over listeners with their heartfelt rock…

Artwork by Camila Estela G.

The first record I ever owned was Sam’s Town by The Killers. I shoplifted it from a Target that had just opened here in Staten Island. This was before they figured out that people brought stuff into the bathroom with them and ripped the packaging off so they could walk out undetected. 

Now they have sensors right before you enter the bathroom, thus putting an end to a true golden age for moody teens who needed their fix of both bombastic stadium rock and season four of Scrubs. Shame.

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