What I’m Listening To This Week // Day and Age.

Day and Age by The Killers is yet another album I had known about and even owned, but never gave many of the tracks a chance. Everyone knew and still knows Human and probably Spaceman, which both will always leave your toes tapping and your head bobbing. But yet again, at thirteen, I was a little close minded when it came to most of my music choices. Luckily this year one song came up randomly, then another, then I was hooked on listening to the whole album through. I’m still not thrilled with every track, but the handful I listen to religiously have made it to my top 30 playlist.

Why I’m listening to it.
This album was created with such range and opportunities. Their songs fluctuate from dark and painful, to upbeat and unique. One of the only common themes each song shares is passion. Even though I cannot connect to many of the songs personally, I can still get behind the lyrics and belt them out with the windows down. Overall, there’s a little something for everyone, and I’m so glad I gave this album a second chance, even if it was by accident.

My favorites.
My all time favorite song from this CD is This Is Your Life. It’s odd, and fun, and touching, and addictive all in it’s 3:41 time slot. This was the first non-famous Killer’s song that came on months ago by chance when I was listening to “All Songs” on random. I couldn’t believe that I had bought and was obsessed with “Human” but that beautiful song laid undiscovered on my iPhone for so long. I listened to it on repeat for days, and I still will skip ahead to this song on my playlists. It truly is an incredible song. “A Dustland Fairytale” is the other hidden gem I recently discovered. It starts out slow and before you know it you’ve hit the climax and your heart can barely take it. This is one of the few Killer’s songs that I can connect with and delve into on a different level. While I don’t listen to it nearly as much as my other favorites, I’ll always enjoy it when it comes on my iPhone. And even though this is one of the most over played songs out there, I still am incredibly addicted to “Human”. It’s so passionate and exhilarating, there is no way you cannot immediately start singing along with it whenever you hear it. Lastly, good old “Spaceman” is on my “favorites” playlist as well. This song takes me back, and I can’t help but smile and rock out to those unique lyrics and fun beat. Like many of the other songs, it is so intense at parts and that is one of the reasons it makes you fall in love with all the different aspects it throws at you.

Those are my top four, and definitely are my favorites of the album by a long shot. I guess my music taste is still growing slowly. But don’t let that stop you from experimenting with this CD and giving every song a shot.

Cheers,
— Brey


15 thoughts on “What I’m Listening To This Week // Day and Age.

  1. Not a huge fan of the Killers–I really only know their hits–but I always felt that they got unfairly slagged. Some really enjoyable tunes, and they’re aiming for the cheap seats in an anthemic, emotional way. When U2 did it, it was great, but when the Killers do it, it’s lame? I don’t get the music press. I always thought Brandon Flowers has a cool voice. And “Mr. Brightisde” remains one of the best pop songs in recent memory and I don’t care what anybody says.

    Maybe I’ll have to dig into this album.

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    1. Mr Brightside and When You Are Young are amazing!
      But I know where you’re coming from, there’s still chunks in their CDs that I’m not loving. But when they have a good song, it’s GREAT. 🙂

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      1. “But when they have a good song, it’s GREAT.”

        I agree. And you know, for a rock band, especially in this day and age (no pun intended), that’s not a bad legacy to have at all! Three or four killer (argh, the unintentional puns!) singles per album and a bunch of good-to-great deep cuts. As I said above, I’m not a fan, but I never understood the hate that this band engendered.

        Have you heard Brandon Flowers’s most recent solo album? I’ve heard mixed things, but haven’t had the time to check it out myself.

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  2. Love the Killers! Have you listened to Brandon’s recent solo album? Highly recommended it! It’s the kind of music that doesn’t get to you at first, but as you listen to it more carefully you can’t help but fall in love! 🙂

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  3. Love the Killers. They’ve been one of my favorite bands for years but I get what you mean about not digging every single song, there are a few that even I’m not sure about. My current favorite by them is Miss Atomic Bomb. I also love you, you’re blog is great, every time I come here I’m happily surprised. Thanks for being awesome 🙂

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