The Killers third studio album, "Day & Age" turns 10 today. The album was their most experimental to date, featuring island-infused influences, seven minute long ballads, and their best song ever recorded, "A Dustland Fairytale."
"Day & Age" features some of The Killers' most well-known hits like "Human," "Spaceman" and "The World We Live In."
After the overwhelming success of The Killers first two studio albums, "Hot Fuss" and "Sam's Town," "Day & Age" was not received well. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 5.9 when it first came out. Consequence of Sound gave the album a D.
While the album isn't is personable as "Sam's Town" or as iconic as "Hot Fuss," "Day & Age" still holds its own. It's fun, it's playful, and 10 years later it still sounds relevant and deserves a good listen.
What was probably their most ambitious record by the time it was released, "Day & Age" was a good precursor of what The Killers will later release.
The Killers are releasing a special edition 10th anniversary vinyl. The record will include bonus tracks never before printed on vinyl, "Forget About What I Said" and "A Crippling Blow." It will also include a new version of "Joy Ride."
Article by Lindsey Lanham