“There’s jam after jam on this record. The songs are undeniably awesome. I listened to it a lot when it came out. Even though The Killers got huge pretty quickly, the consensus was still out on them for a lot of people. You could definitely see them as a new Duran Duran in a way.
“I heard Somebody Told Me first, and I wasn’t that into it. Then I heard All These Things That I’ve Done, and I thought that it was really good. Smile Like You Mean It is amazing. Pretty soon, I got hooked. Listen to side one – there’s hit after hit and it just keeps going. Mr. Brightside is terrific, too.
“I bought the band's second record, Sam’s Town, but it didn’t hold my interest – I tried. I didn’t see the need for them to be doing the Bruce Springsteen thing. Maybe because their first record was so huge, they reacted to their success and wanted to show people that they weren’t trying to be U2 or something. That can be the downside to pop music and how it can be seen as disposable. I think that's pretty sad, because it’s not throwaway at all.”