Day & Age - The Killers
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  • Summary: The Las Vegas band returns with its its third studio album produced by Stuart Price.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Like Vegas itself, Day & Age sometimes leans toward sensory overload. But the pull of its showgirls-and-fool's-gold glory is undeniable.
  2. The disc ultimately hangs together on mood; Price unfailingly accentuates the bright, shiny, and happy. This not only makes good pop sense, it provides an effective counterbalance to Flowers and his achy-breaky vocals.
  3. The nice thing about Day & Age is that not only is Flowers' voice relatively buried, the Killers are unwittingly comfortable with their ludicrous, outsized pop, which turns the album into terrifically trashy pop. Not the serious rock they yearn to be by any means, but these fashionable threads fit them better anyway.
  4. While Day & Age manages to patch over most of the cracks in the Killers's fa├žade, they still aren't done growing into the World's Biggest Band.
  5. The Killers have returned more ambitious than ever with Day & Age, but this time around, Flowers set the buzz bar a little lower, stating that it's the band's most playful record. And he's right.
  6. It's an odd record that finds room for an alien abduction, marimbas, family illness (the eerie 'Goodnight, Travel Well'), Spandau Ballet sax solos and Jona Lewie's 1980 hit 'Stop the Cavalry.'
  7. The album has a consistent lack of meaning and genuine feeling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 6 out of 61
  1. osvaldop.
    Nov 29, 2008
    10
    Brilliant and strange album, eleven perfect pop songs, old and new keyboards everywhere, the bassline Order is the King, an amazing voice is the Queen and all the glorious 80´s in your face! Expand
  2. KylieO
    Feb 27, 2009
    10
    The Killers are amazing! Day and Age is a fantastic record. Every song sounds totally different from the next, so you are never bored, but they all work together quite well. Brandon's voice sounds glorious throughout, even better than it has on previous cds. My favorite songs are Joyride, Dustland Fairytale, and This is Your Life. However, I also think Goodnight, Travel Well is very lovely, and I commend them for trying a song so different from what they usually do. Though I think Sam's Town is their best album, Day and Age is superb and I eagerly await their next cd. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    10
    "Day & Age" reaches all its goals. I can't see any problem with this album and all the tracks have potential because they are excellent. This is good pop music, people. Enjoy it! Expand
  4. MattR.
    Nov 30, 2008
    9
    This album did not disappoint really good fun with some great tracks including spaceman this is a step away from the original killers music but nevertheless i really enjoy it Expand
  5. ScottW
    Apr 30, 2009
    8
    Flower's needs to steep up with the voice. Other then that a real gem. This 4th album shows that this band will be going for a bit yet. The band is great in a the same way The Cars was with their owned sound and could go places like this jazzy killer album did. Just as with The Cars though its the voice of that owns this band. Expand
  6. RobertH.
    Nov 24, 2008
    7
    I totally agree with the critics. It's a true The Killers album, but nothing more.
  7. PedroN.
    Nov 27, 2008
    0
    Worst album among the 3.

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