On their third disc, Las Vegas's the Killers rediscover spirited and tight songwriting, something lost on their mopey sophomore release, Sam's Town.
They hit it out of the park on Spaceman, a straightforward rocker that continuously tops itself in the melody department, and lead single Human, which will surely get the dancers dancing. Weaker songs near the end dull Day & Age's initial shine, and singer Brandon Flowers suffers from godawful-lyrics syndrome ("Saw Cinderella in a party dress / she was looking for a nightgown"). Still, this ain't bad.
Top track: Spaceman