• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2008
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    So the crude arithmetic of Day & Age is not encouraging: four great songs, two so-so ones and four duds. But the spirit in which it was made merits goodwill. [Dec 2008, p.124]
  2. 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.'
  3. In this day and age, though, people would be better off cherry picking the best tracks for download.
  4. Weaker songs near the end dull Day & Age’s initial shine.
  5. It’s difficult to be bowled over by the fact that The Killers have essentially crafted an enjoyable but fairly throwaway pop record.
  6. This is the Killers' spitball album, the one where they try everything and see what works while Flowers grasps for a relatable tone.
  7. A few decent songs can't outshine this record's over-produced stadium rock. The Las Vegas rockers' latest just doesn't have the same sparkle.
  8. Alternative Press
    50
    Flowers suffers from lyrical impairment and bloated self-importance throughout the rest of the album. [Jan 2008, p.121]
  9. 40
    This is all folded into a weirdly ambitious disco-rock record (Madonna collaborator Stuart Price produced) that occasionally takes on fun topics like desert-motel nooky, but more often gets bogged down in ruminations on Why We’re Here, not to mention What It All Means.
  10. It’s big and postured and goes by without saying anything of significance. A lot of the blame for that goes to Brandon Flowers, since he is the voice of The Killers and all, but it seems like his band, drunk with success, doesn't have the slightest idea what to do next.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 194
  1. NickS
    Jan 3, 2009
    9
    A quite brilliant album, needs around half a dozen listens but then every track seems to come alive and will take over the next couple of A quite brilliant album, needs around half a dozen listens but then every track seems to come alive and will take over the next couple of months of your life, seriously!!!!! Well done once again to the guys from Vegas, keep up the excellent work. Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2013
    9
    The Killers have hit their peak with this album. I can't say enough about this entire beauty of songs. Especially "Spaceman" and "Human" aThe Killers have hit their peak with this album. I can't say enough about this entire beauty of songs. Especially "Spaceman" and "Human" a perfect combination of mellow tones, upbeat lyrics, an encore of terrific sound. A favorite of mine to work out to, and... Wow....I'm blown away Full Review »
  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"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! Full Review »