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Day & Age [Extra tracks]

The Killers Audio CD
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From out of the wreckage of the American Civil War, the great state of Nevada came into being on October 31st, 1864. Its creation immediately helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and, ultimately, the future of the union. Today, that proud but painful history is en-shrined in the two words emblazoned on the ... Read more in Amazon's The Killers Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Nov 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,781 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Goodnight, Travel Well 6:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Crippling Blow 3:360.99  Buy MP3 

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Success came fast for The Killers, maybe too fast. The impossibly hooky “Mr Brightside” from their debut, coupled with faultless synth anthem “Somebody Told Me”, turned them into the most ubiquitous band in the world overnight and had them batting away Glastonbury headline offers before the Hot Fuss campaign was even over. Sam's Town followed all too quickly, trying to stylistically catch up with their status as stadium rock giants in waiting, but like their debut was really only carried by a couple of strong singles. Which would make this the perfect--or necessary--time to deliver the masterpiece the world expects. By shamelessly cherry-plundering the number 1 acts of the 80s not only have they managed to dramatically shunt the concept of filler from the record, but every track acts like it's performing last on Top Of The Pops circa 1987. Result. From the sparkling Pet Shop Boys obedience of “Human” to the massive Human League via Starship chorus of “Spaceman”, the Paul Simon’s Graceland as done by Talking Heads on “This Is Your Life” to the bang-on Cure desolation of “Goodnight, Travel Well” they barely put a foot wrong, though the saxophone ‘n’ steel drum funk of “Joy Ride” does momentarily test the patience. Their mission to become the next U2 continues apace and infiltrates most nooks on Day & Age, see especially Brandon’s very best Bono on “A Dustland Fairytale” and “This Is Your Life”. Third time lucky--they really do come very close to that masterpiece. --James Berry

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Third studio album from the critically acclaimed Las Vegas indie rock quartet. The album includes the hit single 'Human' and 'Spaceman'.

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62 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Day & Age for The Killers 26 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is not an album which will instantly gratify, but after several listens the songs seem to unfold and become more 'accessible'.

Losing Touch: A good opening track. The infamous sax makes its first appearance, and blends well into the overall mood of the song. You may hear an echo of Roxy Music on this track. Ends with the only guitar solo on the album.

Human: Surely everyone has heard this by now - a fun, catchy, danceable track. I'm sure it would have reached no 1 on the singles chart, if there had been a CD release.

Spaceman: Another upbeat song with a catchy sing-along chorus. Alien abduction was never this much fun on the X Files! Set to be the second single.

Joy Ride: A sudden change of pace, very David Bowie Young Americans, but better (in my view). A great bass line; difficult to stand still when this is playing, and it has a lovely middle 8 section.

A Dustland Fairytale: A song about Brandon's parents, and a celebration of constancy in a relationship. Begins quietly but builds to a fairly anthemic finish - probably the most Sam's Town-esque track on this album.

This Is Your Life: An unusual sound to this song, tribal chanting and rhythmic drumming contrast well with the very clear vocals telling a story - but I'm not sure what it's about yet!

I Can't Stay: A very island feel to this one, with a shuffling beat and a sprinkling of steel drums. A fairly short, sweet song Brandon wrote about having to leave his family at home whilst touring. A good melodic vocal performance.

Neon Tiger: A song about Las Vegas. Fairly even-paced, plenty of synth. Still not sure about the 'Come on girls and boys...' line - but it sounds good live!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How The Killers Have Grown 4 Jan 2009
By Hunter
Format:Audio CD
The first thing I will say about this album is that you have to give it 3 or 4 listens before you can really appreciate how good it is. When I first listened to it I thought I might be disapointed as none of the tracks seemed to stand out to me as they had done instantly on Hot Fuss and Sam's Town.

However after hearing it a few times I can say that this is without a doubt The Killers best album yet - and that is saying something.
What is new in this album is that a lot of the songs are written about the personal lives of members of the band. For example "A Dustland Fairytale" which tells the story of how Brandon Flowers' parent's met and his mother's battle with cancer.

This makes the album very full of emotion which is something that The Killers havn't really done before, and they have pulled it off brilliantly. The Singles "Human" and "Spaceman" are both very good tracks, more in the style of earlier Killers work. But the true beauty of this album is, as I said, in the slower, more emotional tracks. My personal favorite is probably "A Dustland Fairytale". I also really like "The World We Live In" and "I Can't Stay".

If you are a fan of the Killers then no doubt you will already have bought this album. If not then I would strongly recommend it as there is something on here for everyone.

One Final Point: The Track "Goodnight, Travel Well" is truly breathtaking. It was written about the death of Dave Keunig's mother and it really captures the emotions of anyone who has lost a loved one. The Album is worth it just to hear this song. You won't regret getting this Album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good album for this Day And Age. 14 Dec 2008
By Flickering Ember TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I have been listening to this album pretty much daily since its release, and I think it's great.

It sounds like a cleaned-up 80s record with a modern take. This is meant to be a compliment...I love the sound.

Personally, I loved Hot Fuss but until now, no Killers album has piqued my interest as much as this one has.

If you like catchy, infectious, slightly kitsch, retro pop-rock, you'll love this. I do. And it has one of the best cover artworks I've seen in a good while.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A grower ... 4 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Being honest I was horrified when I first played the latest effort from my favourite band. At times it sounds so different from Hot Fuss and Sams Town , but that wasn't the problem. It was the instruments and production they had chosen. "Is that the saxophone from some long forgotten Sade track I can hear ? Yes it is" ... "Those drums sound like they came from Club Tropicana by Wham!" ... in other words , where Hot Fuss took it's influences from the best of 80's pop ( New Order / early Duran Duran ), they are using some sounds here that remind you of the worst from that decade. The production by Stuart Price ( Madonna - Confessions On a Dancefloor ) is very clever in places but too lightweight overall.

Still , I persevered as I love the band so much and there were a clutch of songs I loved right away. 'Human' is gorgeous. The best song the Pet Shop Boys never wrote , sung by a much better singer than Neil Tennant. 'Losing Touch' is classic Killers. 'Spaceman' is a fantastic rollercoaster of fun rock and should be a huge hit when released as a single. It took about eight listens and eventually I came to love every track except for the final one 'Goodnight , Travel Well' , which has well meaning lyrics but it's a case of "spot the tune" ( don't try too hard , there isn't one .. ). When you get over the change in style , the strength of the songwriting here really shines through. I suspect this album will get mixed reviews from many people as there are so many songs that grow on you and not so many that hit you right away. Give it a chance though and I suspect you'll end up loving it as much as I do , there are not many bands in the world as big as this one willing to take as many musical risks by changing styles so frequently. Against the odds , they've pulled it off again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars spaceman
Few highlights like spaceman ,human was a popular track but it really irritates me I skip the track , poor album in general , after the first killers record they have only shown... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 23 days ago by caz
4.0 out of 5 stars Human song very popular in my area
I only bought this album to get the single HUMAN what a brilliant song I listen to it all the time great dance music
Published 1 month ago by susan jones
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favourite albums
Fantastic album by the Killers - one of my favourite albums and very motivating on the I-pod at the gym!
Published 2 months ago by marmot
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Great band with huge talent. Never been disappointed with any of their music and album purchases. Easy to download also.
Published 4 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I don't think there is a Killer's album I don't like. This one certainly didn't disappoint me. Its definitely one that gets played a lot. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sholto
5.0 out of 5 stars Revison Music
I know the title seems really random but its ace listening to when revising. I love the other songs such as Brightside and Human which hear on the radio regularly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Beth
3.0 out of 5 stars Average third album, but has it's moments!
Firstly, I am a huge fan of The Killers, and have played 'Hot Fuss' and 'Sam's Town' to death over the years, but their third studio album just wasn't of the same standard. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ReviewBlog51
4.0 out of 5 stars Killer album! :P
It is tough to choose which Killers album I like the best. I am not really a killers fan but my wife loves them so they have grown on me. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chris W.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Killers - Day and Age
One of The Killers better CDs. Good varied drive time music that I don't get tired of listening to. Would like them to issue a new CD.
Published 9 months ago by Sally
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