Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2004 Ratings: #253 / 396
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Based on 781 ratings
2004 Ratings: #56
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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.
This album is like taking Interpol, and Coldplay, and mixing them together with a bunch of glitter. The songs that are great are INSANELY GOOD! Mr. Brightside is a really enjoyable song... but nothing else on this album even comes close to the star power of that track.

Instead we get a “concept” album that sounds like some of rocks worst aspects combined in a boring pot of compression. This album has aged so poorly, it should be illegal. Just an instance where the art should ... read more
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.
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
it's called hot fuss.....

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