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 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.