I blasted The Killers’ “Hot Fuss” in my car on the way to work in honor of today’s release of the Las Vegas’ band’s new album, “Day & Age.” While I could care less about Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” also coming out this week (any album that takes 15 years to make is destined to be a disaster), I’m strangely excited to get my hands on The Killers’ latest effort.
I say strangely because I didn’t really like The Killers’ previous album, 2006’s “Sam’s Town.” Actually, I didn’t really listen to it, since I was turned off by lead single “When You Were Young” and the group members’ sudden desire to grow whispy little goatees and try to be Bruce Springsteen.
Thankfully, it’s sounding like “Day & Age” is more of a return to the glam dance-rock of “Hot Fuss,” The Killers’ 2004 debut. I first heard “Day & Age” songs “Human” and “Spaceman” weeks ago when the group performed on “Saturday Night Live,” and I immediately was hooked.
I was planning on trekking out to Best Buy this evening to buy a hard copy of “Day & Age,” but it looks like Amazon. com is selling the album download for $3.99, at least for the moment. I’ll have to think about this one.
What do you think?