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Day And Age

The Killers

Day And Age

Third album from the platinum-selling rock band

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  1. 10.0 |   The Sunday Times

    On Day & Age, the Killers retake the summit.
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    At a moment in their career when they might have easily consolidated, been scared back to basics and written an album play-safe indie-disco floorfillers, they've dared to push themselves further. It may well be a huge, reckless gamble. But what could be more Vegas, baby.
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Casting aside the self-important Springsteenisms of Sam's Town, this is a tongue-in-cheek companion to debut Hot Fuss
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The bulk of the album, though, sees the Killers doing what they do best: crafting new wave dance songs that sound like lost classics from the ‘80s.
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is The Killers reclaiming their throne and we’re smiling like we mean it.
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  6. 8.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    They could scarcely have come back in more style or confidence
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  7. 7.5 |   Daily Telegraph

    The Killers experience never quite escapes that trip-to-Las-Vegas sensation - instant sensory gratification, followed by a strangely hollow feeling.
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  8. 7.0 |   NME

    ‘Day & Age’ has no place on indie dancefloors – that’s not the point, we’ve got Friendly Fires and Justice for that now. And yes, as The Killers strut about rock’s premier league, there’s plenty to guffaw at.
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    When the Killers really push the theatrics, they shine... Too bad all that drama sometimes weighs down singer Flowers.
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  10. 7.0 |   Spin

    They remain fascinated by heartland mythos, but by becoming more comfortable with their glitzy roots, they've actually found the pulse of something more authentic.
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Vegas's finest have returned to the Anglophile pop of their 2004 debut.
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  12. 6.0 |   The List

    As much as they try to conceal it with dodgy facial fuzz and crunchy guitar riffs, The Killers are just a big brash pop band at heart.
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  13. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Their precipitous quality control may have come perilously close to writing them off, but, with Day & Age, The Killers have at the very least earned a reprieve.
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  14. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Okay, it’s difficult to be bowled over by the fact that The Killers have essentially crafted an enjoyable but fairly throwaway pop record.
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  15. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Disappointments, particularly the sickly and empty single Human and the sub-Elton John A Dustland Fairytale. A curate's egg.
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  16. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Day & Age will naturally sell by the bucket load, especially in the UK, which seems to have taken the band to heart. In this day and age, though, people would be better off cherry picking the best tracks for download.
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  17. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    There's no central concept here-- even the album's title is as vaguely all-encompassing as possible. This is the Killers' spitball album, the one where they try everything and see what works while Flowers grasps for a relatable tone. Frivolity suits them, why shy away from it?
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  18. 4.0 |   Blender

    Despite poor commercial and critical response (Google the phrase “Sam’s Ass Cabin” if you want some cheap laughs at the Killers’ expense), he hasn’t jettisoned the Springsteen stuff on his band’s third album: “A Dustland Fairytale,” anybody?
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