I agree, although it had its fair share of good songs, it was far too unfocused, and it lacked a cohesive sound to tie it altogether. It sounded more like an album of random b-sides than anything else. Glad I've finally found someone who thinks the Killers have been a consistently decent band. Most people say they're a one-album (hot fuss) wonder.
hot fuss is undoubtedly the best. its the unexpected darkness that makes it so wonderful. the last couple of tracks especially. sams town was a lovely twist from that sound. sawdust does exactly what it says on the tin too. they dont actually have a bad b-side on that record (and they got some of that country n' western side out of them which they clearly have to hold back), but what happened on day and age? lyrics went out the window and this weird experimental side failed to take off. i just really, really disliked it. and believe me, i tried hard not to.
unrelatedly, do you like arctic monkeys?