Parade of Lights
The Take Off and Landing of Everything
The Killers of “Sams Town” are gone. It wasn’t a bad album, it was just eccentric for a band that had “Hot Fuss” in its catalog. “Hot Fuss” can be generalized as an odd pop album with goofy lyrics and contagious melody. The Killers have grown exponentially in their songwriting from their experiences on “Sam’s Town” and their new album “Day & Age” reaps all of the benefits. “Day & Age” is a more advanced “Hot Fuss”, it’s “Hot Fuss 2.0.” It’s not as poppy as their debut but it has the same kind of production, the same 80’s influenced style of music and the slight goofiness that was common on “Hot Fuss.” What the band has come up with their third album is their best album to date. It’s serious in spots, but not too serious. It’s goofy in spots, but not too goofy. The songs are all well written and take qualities from different influences. And best of all they’ve taken some of the ambitious song writing qualities they picked up with their last record and are putting them to use on the new album. Effectively “Day & Age” is merging of the two styles into one. “Spaceman” has the same structure of a song off of “Sam’s Town” but it also has the same kind of melody as a song on the band’s first album. Songs that you need to check out from “Day & Age”; “Losing Touch”- Phil Collins horns with a rough chorus- it’s great. “Spaceman”- this is the band’s next really big hit. “This is Your Life”- this song is awesome based solely on it’s first fifteen seconds, best song on the album and the best Killers’ song on the first three records. “Day & Age” follows up the band’s two records well; it takes qualities from both, and ultimately outdoes them.