Hot Fuss - The Killers
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  • Summary: 'Hot Fuss' marks the debut for the Las Vegas-based garage rockers led by 22-year old vocalist/songwriter Brandon Flowers.
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  1. The Killers sound like a delicious puree of Blur, Pulp and the Cure, loading Hot Fuss with stylish synth-pop effects and big blazing choruses.
  2. What's apparent from playing this album is that almost everything they've got is a killer single.
  3. The band only falter on Fuss' slower, boring numbers, which consistently lack the zest and vibrancy of their uptempo counterparts. [Jul 2004, p.146]
  4. Brandon Flowers has a horrible, honking seal bark of a voice.... Faced with this significant disadvantage, The Killers have cannily crafted a wall-of-sound songwriting style so bombastic it almost suits Flowers' sledgehammer vocals.
  5. Most of Hot Fuss slides by without creating much of a stir, but it's got too many memorable moments to be written off.
  6. Shimmery, metallic and fairly unspectacular city boy rock. [#7]
  7. 40
    Modish but strangely clinical. [Aug 2004, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 160
  1. ryan
    Dec 28, 2004
    10
    i love the killers!! this is one of the best albums i've ever heard! they have a lot of talent. every song is incredible!!
  2. carolinar
    Feb 16, 2005
    10
    its an amazing album. each song gets better and better
  3. IvO
    Aug 13, 2006
    10
    great album! can´t wait for the new one!
  4. PaulW
    Aug 8, 2004
    9
    One of my favourite bands this summer, this band will be big, glamorous indie rock n' roll is a fantastic song, shame its not on the One of my favourite bands this summer, this band will be big, glamorous indie rock n' roll is a fantastic song, shame its not on the american version! Expand
  5. Dec 15, 2012
    9
    Just a great album! It's definitely my favorite Killers album. It has great songs that are great to listen to over and over again. I wouldJust a great album! It's definitely my favorite Killers album. It has great songs that are great to listen to over and over again. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Expand
  6. GaryA
    Jun 8, 2005
    8
    Great first half but gets dull towards the end.
  7. mikeb
    Jun 15, 2004
    0
    total talentless sham.

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