The Killers are arguably the most British-sounding American band. It's amazing that four Las Vegans can make music that sounds so much like English 80s rock. The success of their debut and follow-up set the bar high for their third studio album Day & Age, but they've reached it. The alternative rockers mix the sounds of New Order, Joy Division, U2 and even David Bowie. It's diverse and possibly, as frontman Brandon Flowers said, The Killers' most playful record. It features the band's signature silly lyrics set to melodic and unpredictable tunes. Opener Losing Touch is a groovy number with bouncy keyboard and saxophone. Lead single Human is a new-wave number with gentle guitar riffs that soon take off. The utterly nonsensical lyric 'Are we human/Or are we dancers' shows the band is as modest as ever. This Is Your Life is a new-world song, with 'tribal' backing. This, and the reggae-like I Can't Stay, are unlikely rock band products, yet The Killers pull them off. In A Dustland Fairytale, Flowers tells his parents' love story over raging drums, guitars and cellos. Day & Age is hugely satisfying, without a single dull minute. It would have got five stars if their Christmas single Joseph, Better You Than Me was included.