Standing on the Shoulder of Giants - Sony 2000

Tracks: 1. Sam's Town / 2. Enterlude/ 3. When You Were Young / 4. Bling (Confession Of A King) / 5. For Reasons Unknown / 6. Read My Mind / 7. Uncle Jonny / 8. Bones / 9. My List / 10. This River Is Wild / 11. Why Do I Keep Counting? / 12. Exitlude


Compared to “Hot Fuss” and “Sawdust” this album is a bit of a disappointment. The musicianship and the sounds are there, but somehow I feel, when listening to the album that there is a lack of good memorable songs - at least compared to the two afore-mentioned albums.

“When We Were Young” is a great indie-pop rocker and a deserved big hit song. “Bones” is okay but no more; it has a great video by the way. Third single “Read My Mind” is quite good and another of the releatively few highlights.

The title track is much better in the “Sawdust” version - somehow the great melody is lost in this upbeat version. I quite like the closing track “Exitlude” in spite of its obviously unpretentious approach.

The rest of the songs don’t really stick with me.

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