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Hot Fuss

The Killers

2004

Hot Fuss

Album Summary

Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by American rock band the Killers, released on June 7, 2004, in the United Kingdom and on June 15, 2004, in the United States by Island Records. The album is mostly influenced by new wave music and post-punk. Hot Fuss spawned four commercially and critically successful singles: "Mr. Brightside", "Somebody Told Me", "All These Things That I've Done" and "Smile Like You Mean It". The album reached number seven on the Billboard 200 and number one on the UK Albums Chart. As of December 2012, Hot Fuss had sold more than seven million copies worldwide, including more than three million in the United States and more than two million in the United Kingdom. It has also been certified platinum or multi-platinum in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. The album and its first three singles went on to garner five Grammy Award nominations.

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Rating

3.83

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3208

Genres

  • Rock
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5

Cuando el primer disco de un grupo es así de bueno luego pueden pasar dos cosas, que se superen (creo que lo hicieron al menos con algunas canciones) o que nunca brillen tanto. Es un grupo que me sigue gustando, pero creo que el impacto general que me causó este disco no lo han repetido. Imprescindible del nuevo siglo. Empieza fuerte con 4 canciones como son "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", "Mr. Brightside", "Smile Like You Mean It" y "Somebody Told Me". Tiene un parón y remonta con "On Top", "Change Your Mind" y "Believe Me Natalie" para llegar al final catártico de "Everything Will Be Alright". 5 estrellas *****

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5

The front of this album is phenomenal, hard to believe they had so many hits on their first release.

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5

Not ground-breaking, not deep lyrics, but simply banging tune after banging tune.

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5

Amazing

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5

I felt sure this would be a 5 based on personal history with this record; an actual listen left me feeling it was a 4 but I will maintain my rating based on nostalgia (which is probably wildly inconsistent with other scoring decisions). There were many THE ALBUMS during my college tenure, but this one might have been the most played of all of them. Wore this album out with friends, it was perfect background music for a party, a card game, or a quieter Sunday morning. The Vegas synth vibes are so unique and defining. Every song such a turn from the last, but still cohesive. My recollection was that this was a non-stop 12 tracks of greatness; my revisit made me realize I don't remember the last 3 tracks on it very well at all, and there is a fall off. Strange how memory is. Regardless, there is a 7 song tear here that's unparalleled.

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5

What a strong debut album. With several hit singles, it's got a great combination of new wave and post punk influenced indie rock.

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5

Hot Fuss is one of the best alternative albums of the 2000's. An absolute classic. "Mr.Brightside" is one of the best songs ever made in the genre and it's popularity proves that. You'll discover something new you love about the album every time you listen. For me this listen, I really appreciated "On Top". 5/5. Favorite Songs: "Mr. Brightside", "Smile Like You Mean It", "All These Things That I've Done", "Jenny Was A Friend of Mine", "Change Your Mind", "On Top"

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5

Plenty of skill there, a great mix of electronic and rock. Kept being surprised at how many great songs kept coming

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5

Great album

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5

Classic all time rock album

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5

Love

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4

Really liked this. Knew Mr. Brightside from many a club night obviously, but some of the others were surprisingly familiar too.

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4

Of course very familiar with this album. I very much enjoy it - would give it 4 stars

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4

I have a soft spot for this album, listened to it a lot in college. What it is trying to do it does very well, indie rock anthem bangers. Mr. Brightside is still basically the national anthem in the UK. Still a lot of pretty good tracks on the album, although they are all pretty saccharine. The Killers peaked with this album and went down ever since.

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4

A massive, instantly catchy and enjoyable album. Side 1 is banger after banger. The drop off on side 2 isn't as extreme as I remember. The nonsense lyrics sound as if they should mean something so long as you just go with it and don't think about them ("I've got soul but I'm not a soldier"). Nothing more than entertainment, but very entertaining. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: Mr Brightside Date listened: 23/06/22

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4

At the time I thought the Killers might have been a flash in the pan. A bit like The Bravery were..... but the band and this album have stood the test of time. I've often wondered whether the people that enthusiastically site "Mr Brightside" as their personal anthem actually know what the song is about...... I presume they don't....

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4

Supremely polished.

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4

The Killers are cool. I always talk about how cool they are, but - honestly - I'm not sure I ever really listened to anything other than what's on the radio. So - I was happy to discover that the album lived up to the expectation I had set. It's kinda punky, kinda indie, and just weird enough to keep me interested. Definitely a unique sound. Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll was a standout track for me.

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4

Gros classique des années 2000. Je n'ai pas connu cet album à sa sortie, mais je dois reconnaître aujourd'hui que c'est un solide premier album pour ce groupe. Le côté A est excellent du début à la fin. La face B est moins mémorable, mais ça s'écoute bien. J'aime la place laissée à la basse pour les mélodies comme dans Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine. Tout le monde parle de Mr. Brightside, mais pour moi Somebody Told Me est bien plus mémorable et réussie. Si tu ne bouges pas ton derrière en entendant cette pièce, ton âme est morte.

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4

J’aime beaucoup cet album. Le suivant est franchement mauvais. Sur celui-ci, le drum est super créatif et divertissant. C’était en fait très rafraicchissant quand c’est sorti.

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4

Pretty catchy, emo songs. Strokes esque. Still hits close to 20 years later

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4

Many bangers

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4

Ratio: 83.30 % Quality album, a few songs that I had not heard before. Good variety, bass and drum combination consistently great. Very unique sound. Would definitely recommend a listen to anybody. Favs: On Top / Brightside / Somebody Told Me / Midnight Show Dislikes: Everything will be alright / Andy, You're A Star

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4

Have heard this one before (who hasn't?). Kind of feels like both an album that came out in 2005 AND 2015...

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4

First 4-5 songs were bangers but the rest were boring af

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4

Familiar album. Some absolute floorfillers her with good associated memories.

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4

I love this album 4

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4

very good, particularly enjoyed the song I've got soul...

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4

Such an amazing debut album. Brash, in your face, catchy, a bit retro, some clever lyrics, what's not to like? You have to get at least 7 tracks in before getting to a tune that's not a guaranteed hit. 4 stars.

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4

Yes, a modern classic (nearly 20 years old!). The best styles of 1980s Duran Duran, Simple Minds, U2, New Order… Rousing and anthemic. Not sure they ever did better than this album.

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4

Su primera mitad es muy, muy buena, incluso con la sobreexpuesta Mr. Brightside

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4

Solid album

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3

Fake British accent aside, a fun collection of catchy pop-rock singles. All These Things that I've Done is the standout.

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3

Fun dance rock. Lots of four on the flood and funky bass. Not huge in all the synths. Not mind blowing but was made with purpose

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3

3.4

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3

Obviously frontloaded with the hits, but the rest of it isn't bad, and the hits were hits for good reasons.

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3

Pop-rock de principios de siglo XXI más cercano al rock, con buenas melodías, pero al que le ha faltado algo de punch

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3

A bit flash, but pretty tight and rocking.

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3

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3

It's an album. I don't get this one. It feels to radio-y for my enjoyment. I only enjoyed the two last tracks, but that might be because I wanted the album to end.

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3

olha cara é legalzinho mas ou pouco genérico e meio fds. As músicas são legais de ouvir no momento mas n sei se é algo q eu salvaria pra ver dnv.

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3

It was a good album to walk the dog to yesterday morning!

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2

Thought I was listening to Franz Ferdinand for a bit there.

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2

A bit like chugging a large Pepsi. Many people are partial to the taste I suppose, but to me it's a bit too syrupy, and leaves me with a stomach ache.

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2

Been familiar with them for ages, but never really much of a fan. Recognized several of the songs but never really paid attention to who was playing them. Definitely not what I'd purposefully select to listen to ever, but I didn't hate it.

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1

Repetitive themes, overproduced vocals and simple rock beats but catchy tunes that give me a sense of nostalgia.

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1

** VOMITS LOUDLY **

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