The Killers- Hot Fuss (2004)

Here’s an album that came out eleven years ago. This is the debut album of The Killers. Forming in Las Vegas, The Killers became one of the most popular bands out there after the release of Hot Fuss. The album consisted of four singles: “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” “All These Things That I’ve Done,” and “Smile Like You Mean It.” These were two four songs that were being played on the radio nonstop. Almost everyone enjoyed hearing them. Leading vocalist, Brandon Flowers brought us a new great voice. He can sing very well and this is one reason why this album is pretty good.

Hot Fuss is an album that you can listen to over and over again. The first half of the album has the better songs, but the second half is still enjoyable to listen to. I thought the songwriting of the album was excellent. It was an awesome debut album and it makes you want them to put out more albums because you are excited how that will sound. Hot Fuss showed me that The Killers have some of the bigger and better things it takes to becoming a great band. It is pretty evident that they are shooting for a type of 80’s rock sound, but they do it a little more different. They do however give off a similar sound to rock bands like U2 and Oasis.

The Killers did not make the best album with Hot Fuss. There are a few weak songs on the album, but that doesn’t stop it from being a good album and just pretty much fun to listen to. As I said, it was their debut album. What The Killers did give us with Hot Fuss, was that they are a band who are going to strive to continue to do great things with their music. They definitely do have the potential to do so. After hearing this album, I was excited to see what was in store next for this band.

Overall, Hot Fuss is an album that is not perfect by any means, but it’s still an album that I can play and really enjoy the music.

Essential Tracks: “All These Things That I’ve Done,” “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me”

Grade= B (Good)

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