Hot Fuss

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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. Alternative Press
    80
    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. Under The Radar
    60
    Shimmery, metallic and fairly unspectacular city boy rock. [#7]
  7. Uncut
    40
    Modish but strangely clinical. [Aug 2004, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 162
  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. FoolyCoolyFan520
    Jul 23, 2004
    9
    Normally I would give this album an 8 but everyone is bringing it down. Ithought this was a great cd. If you like Franz (it's pronounced Normally I would give this album an 8 but everyone is bringing it down. Ithought this was a great cd. If you like Franz (it's pronounced frans not fer-an-s) Ferdinad or Stellastarr*, youll'really dig it. Great mix of trans, techno, altrock and power punk. My fav song has to be Mr. Bright side. I wouldn't recamend this to generic LP people but it sort of reminded me of the Darkness. Expand
  5. MateoG.
    Jul 18, 2009
    9
    One of my favorite albums of all time! Yeah!
  6. LouiseB
    Apr 11, 2005
    8
    This is a good album from the killers but it does get a little (and i mean only a little) boring as it gets towards the end
  7. mikeb
    Jun 15, 2004
    0
    total talentless sham.

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