Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
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Based on 13 reviews
2004 Ratings: #235 / 359
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Based on 434 ratings
2004 Ratings: #57
June 15, 2004 / Release Date
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aaron
91
The biggest reason for Rocks downfall was the fact that we were unable to praise albums such as Hot Fuss for what they were, masterpieces. So bands moved on, searching for the sound that would be their seminal moment until they crashed and burned. Rock had reached such a plateau of sound nothing was good enough, and here we are now.
Songsearcher1
90
Sorry for not being that active in the past week. I've had a few assessments to complete, but now since they're done, and I have a 2-week holiday (finally) I can review a lot more albums.
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An amazing pop-rock album, and an astonishing debut. I've heard the first seven tracks of this album a couple of years ago, and rest of the album doesn't disappoint.
Musically this album is phenomenal. Flower's vocals are great on the album ... read more
MasterCrackfox
88
Riding a wave of momentum built out of the post-punk revival sound, The Killers release what is easily one of the most star-studded debut records of all time, with a huge amount of radio success and mainstream appeal from some of the biggest hits of the 2000s. Without that momentum it would have been difficult for an album to find mainstream success, but damn it if I'm not glad it did.

Musically, this is just stellar. The hooks are catchy, the synth-heavy waves are easy to ride, and the pop ... read more
Plats
90
Ah, the warm feeling of nostalgia. Some people love it, some people hate it, I'm just like "Fuck it. I'm just gonna relive this moment from both an old and new perspective". "Hot Fuss" has been one of those albums that just takes me back with its retro, new wave aesthetics and introspective themes. I'm not saying that the record is flawless, but The Killers have made a seminal debut album in their career, especially with its catchy songwriting. Like, how the hell have you ... read more
fakeplasticrose
80
wait
it's called hot fuss.....

i've been reading it as hot FUZZ for years oh jesus christ
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Track List

  1. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
  2. Mr. Brightside
  3. Smile Like You Mean It
  4. Somebody Told Me
  5. All These Things That I've Done
  6. Andy, You're a Star
  7. On Top
  8. Change Your Mind
  9. Believe Me Natalie
  10. Midnight Show
  11. Everything Will Be Alright
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