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Day & Age

November 24, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 24, 2008
  • Release Date: November 24, 2008
  • Label: Island Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 41:38
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  • ASIN: B001L8LCXY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,022 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By ConsumerAdvocate (dakotad555) at (gmail) dot (com) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 24, 2008
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The Killers have a special place in my heart. They excel at writing engaging lyrics, creating passionate musical riffs, and forming choruses that are sometimes so good they're magical: "Bling (Confessions of a King)" and "Read My Mind," from Sam's Town, or "Mr Brightside" or "Smile Like You Mean It" from Hot Fuss.

It's safe to say I had huge expectations from Day & Age. Most of the tracks met them, but a few were genuine disappointments.

I was ready to accept a new style and sound from the Killers in Day & Age, based on their transformation from Hot Fuss to Sam's Town, as well as their live performance of "Human," on Saturday Night Live in the fall of 2008. Based on Human, I was expecting an album with more synth-pop influence and maybe even an electronic vibe.

While there is a significant synth feel to some of the tracks, The Killers have thrown in dance beats, some reggae influence, and even a synthetic harpsichord (This Is Your Life) into the album. It is a mash-up of musical styles that at times feels too much like a collage of influences instead of a finished album, but on my third listen I think they actually did pretty well over all. If you want a seamless album that traverses from song to song effortlessly, Day and Age will disappoint you. If you want a strange, intelligent, and always entertaining collection of songs that defy classification to a specific genre, this is a great choice.

"Human," is my favorite track, a song which I initially wrote off as having silly lyrics, until I read this quote from Flowers: "It's taken from a quote by [author Hunter S.] Thompson. 'We're raising a generation of dancers,' and I took it and ran.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Erik Raymond on December 2, 2008
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This is my first purchase of Killers' stuff. I typically brush against 80's alternative and attempts to resuscitate it. However, after previewing track after track, I was sold.

I can't think of another contemporary band who is able to do what these guys do so well. Each song is unique, the music is arresting, the lyrics are engaging, and the songs are flat out well done.

My album has been on repeat throughout the weekend. I'm officially down with the Killers.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Stockslager on December 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
A track-by-track review of my favorite album of 2008.

Losing Touch: Here we have the Killers' grandest album-opener by far. No disrespect to "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" or "Sam's Town"; those tracks are great in their own ways. But "Losing Touch" has glimmer and funk to it which preview what is to come on the album. The song's lyrics are more than likely a response to critics who disowned the band after their sophomore album Sam's Town failed to satisfy them. Brandon Flowers tells them to "run and tell their friends I'm losing touch." After Flowers was accused of selling his soul "like a Roman vagabond," he "made [his] way back home" with this album.
Side note: While Sam's Town was poorly received by critics, I still say it's one of the best albums of the past 20 years.

Human: The first single from Day & Age is a dreamy dance-pop tune that never fails to make tears fall and my feet tap. The chorus' infamous line "Are we human or are we dancer?" is a paraphrase of Hunter S. Thompson and has stumped listeners and critics alike. My interpretation of the song this: Flowers sees people today as those who have lost all human emotion, said "so long to devotion," and has forsaken grace, virtue, good, soul, and romance. It is a heartbreaking sentiment put into beautiful words.

Spaceman: It only makes sense the second single would be a goofy Bowie-esque anthem about alien abduction. After such a thought-provoking song like "Human," what would be better than an extremely catchy rocker that doesn't have any deep, hidden meaning (or does it?). This simply is an account of being probed by aliens and then being convinced that "it's all in my mind.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By It's Always Sunny on December 2, 2008
Format: Audio CD
And a late 2008 release takes the lead!!

I NEVER expected to love this album as much as I do. There is little, if anything, that I can think of that is wrong with this album. To be honest, I liked them before, but not enough to go out and buy one of their albums. This one I bought on a whim because I sort of dug "Human"... oh man, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.

As far as Brandon's vocals/lyrics go, his range has impressed me with this outing to a level that few have before... from the Queen-esque "A Dustland Fairytale" to The Cure-level epic stylings featured in "The World We Live In", every track has its own signature catch to it that continues to draw me in during what is probably my 150th full listen to within the last week (seriously, this album has taken over fully).

To all of you non-believers in band redemption from one great album, to a wasteful b-side album, and a triumphant return back to greatness, in my opinion... this will be your greatest example if you're looking to believe again.

I LOVE THE KILLERS!! Woo... I mean, come on! Why can't I be as slick as these folks?!

Enjoy it, everyone!
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