Day and Age
After the flop known as Sam's Town, The Killers rebounded nicely with Day and Age. While it still isn't as good as Hot Fuss, it is much more mature and is not solely based on neo wave. Of course there is a downside to this album and that is that Human is on the radio every three seconds. I don't know if it just got that much of an industry push, or that people who aren't me like it that much, but Human seemed to be everywhere in 2009. I even jokingly asked my friends before The Killers took the stage at Lollapalooza if they thought we would hear Human. (Of course, they opened with it).
And it's not like Human is that bad of a song, it's just that it is way overplayed. The rest of the album does not disappoint, from the catchy oh oh ohs of Spaceman, the disco guitar of Joy Ride, the Talking Heads homage of This Is Your Life. In fact listening to this album while writing this review, I think I've short changed it in my previous opinions. This is a damn good album.