Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Day & Age
The Killers
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 12/7/2008 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Don't Kill The Magic
Magic!


Strange Desire
Bleachers


Isolate and Medicate
Seether

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.

Upcoming Releases
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)

In Stores Now
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Colony House (July 22)
Bleachers (July 15)
Rise Against (July 15)
Big Wreck (July 15)
Dirty Heads (July 8)
Theory of a Deadman (July 7)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (July 4)
Bad Suns (July 1)
Seether (July 1)
NONONO (July 1)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC