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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

3.75

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4389

Genres

  • Rock
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Tue Jun 21 2022
2

I find the Killers fatiguing. They fatigued me when I first listened to them when this came out in high school, and they still fatigue me 18 years later. They just zap my energy. I will say, Mr. Brightside is the one bright spot on the album. They really nailed a particular emotion, and it resonates. I was at a karaoke bar in Minneapolis this weekend, and someone sang that song - the whole bar sang along, which was really a blessing since the guy was tone deaf. But the song still resonated, and we could all feel the energy. I watched a Song Exploder episode on one of their songs recently - I like that show, but this episode was boring, it lacked content, and I blame The Killers. The song was not from this album, but it doesn't matter that much because all their stuff sounds kind of the same. It added to my dislike of them, hearing how they could barely articulate where the lyrics came from, or what the song was about. The most compelling moment was when they said the guitar riff sounds like "the desert" - they are from Las Vegas. But the song sounded more like Las Vegas itself - a grotesque manifestation of capitalism, an illusion of prosperity and vitality, a thin veil concealing a vast emptiness. That's how this album makes me feel, and not in a good way.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
1

** VOMITS LOUDLY **

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

This album was massive and inescapable when it was released, and it's a banger. I believe that as time goes on and the band is less oversaturated in the popular culture, appreciation for this album will grow. Best track: Mr. Brightside

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Wouldn't call myself a killers fan but the first half of the album is full of hits. Reminds me of uni. Second half isn't as good All killer(s), half filler..... I'll see myself out

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Tue Aug 23 2022
1

Booo

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Wed Sep 07 2022
1

Initial thoughts: some good moments shine through but overall the vocals are mediocre and the mixing is terrible. You can tell Mr. Brightside is what they put effort in because they knew it would be the radio hit, everything else is filler so far. Final thoughts: bad. Mixing and vocals stay horrible, lyrics are lame and sometimes misogynistic or slightly transphobic?? Best song: Mr Brightside Worst song: Everything else (specifically On Top, Midnight Show, Everything Will Be Alright)

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Mon Jun 20 2022
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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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

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

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

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

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Amazing

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Thu Jul 14 2022
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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Thu Jul 21 2022
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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Sun Jul 24 2022
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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Thu Jul 28 2022
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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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

Great album

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

Classic all time rock album

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

Love

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Fantastic album from start to finish, just straight up good music with a rollercoaster of sounds and feelings starting off just above mid-level, rising up to peak and then gradually coming back down with some fast bumps finally tailing off with a bit more subtlety and delicacy. Full of great hits and not a single bad song among them; this is an album that almost anyone can listen to in some sort of capacity and not really have anything negative to say about it other than a song or two has probably been overplayed when it came out but those were certainly deservedly overplayed.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

such an iconic album. can’t get better than mr bright side and somebody told me when you’re going 2000s. i loved this throwback 😂 also sweet disposition by the temper trap came on after the album ended and nothing can put me in a better mood. such a jam

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Absolute classic - entire album is sublime.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

How is this album better than their greatest hits one

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Overplayed but still a classic

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Know most of these already

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

In a full circle moment, as the album's penultimate track "Everything Will Be Alright" plays, that first curious memory and through today, the absolute satisfaction of an album being more than a single song plays into the rating. While nostalgia is an unreliable judge, here is an album where it gets it right without much if any argument.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

i'm not sure how it got in my head that this had soured for me, perhaps a slight overdose of mr. brightside and the fact that i maybe never spent as much time with the album as a whole as i thought, but wow does this still hold up start to finish (listened previously) 1 albums listened/heard previously

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

I really wasn't expecting to give this 5 stars but I don't see any other option. There was a little bit of a lull in after the first half or so, but that first half was pretty incredible.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

Wahnsinn. Teil meiner Jugend. 10/10 für mich!

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Great album!

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Ja lekker hoor, lekker vrolijk, goede beats en paar echte klassiekers. Misschien iets te poppy/fout, maar ach. 5*

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Sun Jun 12 2022
5

que buena banda the killers

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

Huge nostalgia bump for this one - was popular with the crowd I ran with when I first moved to Japan. "Mr Brightside" is a stonking karaoke tune, but there are a bunch of other tunes I regard fondly too, it turns out. Fave track - toss up between "Mr Brightside", "All These Things That I've Done", and "Somebody Told Me"... They really front loaded this one, eh.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
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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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

I had a very strong emotional response to this album. It's funny how music has the power to being back such a strong sense how you used to feel, not even just about the song but in general? When we had nostalgia albums in lockdown I kind of couldn't bear them, because they reminded me of like connection and my friends and family and I was lonely so I found that to be really painful. I enjoyed it this time though, which is good and means I'm in a better place! Also 'all these things that I've done' reminds me of bill baileys parody 'ive got ham but I'm not a hampster' 😅. I have absolutely no idea how I would feel about this album if I listened to it for the first time now, I can't seperate it, but as things are I enjoyed it. Got a bit bored of the smile like you mean it remixes but felt I had to listen to the end.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

De los mejores álbumes de la década siendo pieza clave en el resurgimiento del rock de los 2000, con sonidos pop-rock e indie rock, además de tener una de las mejores canciones del siglo 21, "Mr Brightside".

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Good to hear again

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Sat Oct 22 2022
5

Tellement imprévisible le type

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

This is a properly great album to listen to. Sure, it wasn’t in innovative when released. Just Brit inspired indie rock and roll. But I like this kind of music and it’s a great example of the genre.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

the best.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
5

What a debut. 9/10

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Sun Oct 30 2022
5

I fucking love this album, can’t give it a perfect score though since the first half is pretty clearly better than the second. So, 9/10

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

An absolute belter. This is one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time. It's interesting to see what The Killers have become since, but this is them in their rawest, most indie incarnation. From the banging bassline in the opener, Jenny was a Friend of Mine, through the spectra of emotions of Mr. Brightside, Smile Like You Mean It and Somebody Told Me and beyond, this album soundtracked my early 20s and brings back memories of drunken house parties; the first throes of independence.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Un cop passada l'eufòria new rock de The Strokes, White Stripes, Kings of Leon, BRMC etc de començaments de mil.leni, a meitat de la década va sorgir una nova generació de bandes de rock alternatiu que van refrescar de nou l'ambient, fent-nos oblidar l'erial que havia suposat la segona meitat dels '90. Franz Ferdinand i The Killers van ser els líders d'aquella nova empenta. El primer disc dels de Las Vegas és el millor dels que es van editar aquells anys, una ristra de singles imponents, amb una producció grandiosa que els feia encara més efectius. Un dels grans discos dels '00's

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

Liked this a lot - though hard to follow up all of the really strong singles at the start of the album! Nothing felt like filler though.

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Sun Nov 20 2022
5

I love

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

amei !!!!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

21st November 2022 Listened at the end of the day while doing minimal work cos of the World Cup. England beat Iran. One of the albums from when I grew up, immediately makes me feel 15 again.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

"I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier." Top album!

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

Great, start to finish. Final track on Spotify isn't one I'd heard before though. Extended?

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Sat Nov 26 2022
5

One of my favorites of all time

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

🤘🏻🔥

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Thu Dec 01 2022
5

It’s hard to disentangle nostalgia from merit on this album, but I definitely enjoyed listening to it. The songs do a good job of feeling distinct but tied together

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

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

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Tue Jun 21 2022
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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Fri Jun 24 2022
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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Fri Jun 24 2022
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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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Supremely polished.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
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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Fri Jul 01 2022
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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Fri Jul 01 2022
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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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

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

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Many bangers

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Sat Jul 09 2022
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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Sun Jul 10 2022
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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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

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

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

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

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

I love this album 4

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

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

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Thu Aug 11 2022
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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Sat Aug 13 2022
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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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

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

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Solid album

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Stone cold classic.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Really enjoyed that although distracted. Some great tracks that were recognisable and some less familiar but all in all a great listen.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Loved it. Lots of hits. Great sound

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

A solid collection of pop rock bangers

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

I liked it. Very similar sound to Fran Ferdinand. Good work out tunes.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Ovaj album je toliko frontloaded kako bi ameri rekli ali jebiga ima gomiletinu hitova

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Some hits, need to finish the end but a lot of good songs and is very consistent in the killers sond

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Really solid album front to back, with a run of constant great songs - and then some absolute bangers sprinkled in on top.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Millennial anthem here. Absolute bangers. Overall though I’ve heard better.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Good sound

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

I haven't listened to this album for a long time. Brings back a lot of memories. Really enjoyed listening to it again.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Good album, nice memories of listening to it when younger.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Reminds me of university - very nostalgic

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Great album, filled with anthems that are quality live

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

Great album! Super energetic, clear lightly crunchy bass tone, retro 80s sound while not sounding dated. Vocals are an unusual but very listenable style. Good hooks. Will listen to more Killers in the future. Nice guitar tones that rock without being overly distorted.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

ALBUM RATING: 3.5 ALBUM GRADE: B- TRACK RATINGS: 1. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - 4.0 2. Mr. Brightside - 3.5 3. Smile Like You Mean It - 3.5 4. Somebody Told Me - 4.0 5. All These Things That I’ve Done - 3.0 6. Andy, You’re a Star - 3.5 7. On Top - 3.5 8. Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll - 3.0 9. Believe Me, Natalie - 3.5 10. Midnight Show - 4.0 11. Everything Will Be Alright - 3.5

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

Wow, who knew this album is more than just Mr. bright side

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Yeah, The Killers. Never really grabbed me, these guys. Some good tunes but not really sure why I never gravitated towards them more. Still, this album is pretty solid. Stand out tracks: Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, All These Things That I've Done.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Great album!

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

great album

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Definitely one of the best collections of love songs and stories about life. Most of the songs on the album outshine the commercially popular Mr. Brightside.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

This one's always good

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Oh my how do I know what to give this. Obviously an absolute feature of my mid teens and listened to it on repeat. Listening to it cold now I'm not sure I would care that much but perhaps I have to give it higher based on how much it loved it before. Although slightly killed that around that time I heard Desert Island Discs with David Cameron and he picked "All these things that I've done".... Ironic

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

What a banger!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Really enjoyed it This would have been my jam if I listened to it when it came out. Favourite song: Somebody told me (and I loved the Mylo mix too) 3.5 stars

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Ah, finally an entire Killers Album. My first! It's really quite good. Lots of fabulous tunes. All Those Things That I've Done, Glamourous Rock and Roll are fab, and then a bunch of stuff on endless repeat on mainstream radio stations. Genuinely good stuff.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

What a ride! I absolutely loved the new wave/post-punk vibe of the opening track (that is the strongest there but can be heard through the other tracks), we are thrown into some intensity right away. This is one of the most British-souding American bands, by the way! The first half is very strong and of course, the hits are not just catchy but extremely infectious - those alone, make the album... I don't know if I would revisit most of the non-singles like I do their hits, but as a whole it captures a very specific time and is sure to be a nostalgic trip for anyone. Though, I have to say I didn't love the lyrics all the time. Rating probably closer to 3.5-3.7

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

I knew and enjoyed two of these songs already, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I dug most of the other songs, especially Andy You're a Star. The last four songs are a little weak, though, preventing this from getting a higher rating. It's more of a 3.5, but I'll round up to 4, just cause.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

I don't want to, but I like it. You do too -- don't worry I won't tell.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Great album...many hits

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

This album was more interesting than I thought it would be. I was not very enamored of popular music in the early 2000s, so I never listened to a lot of bands like the Killers and the Strokes. While I don't think this is a band I'm going to be returning to often, it's cool to hear how postpunk influenced the generation that grew up listening to it. This all sounds a bit dated now, but it was also certainly different from what came before it 4/5

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Pas pire! Leurs meilleurs chansons sont sur l'album, les autres sont pas à la hauteur mais ça s'écoute bien quand même.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Hot Fuss indeed! There's a lot to like here, even if one is a little sheepish and abashed in admitting to like it. It feels a bit dated, it feels a little ripped off the Strokes and Franz F, it feels a little too glitzy-night-clubby rock for one's taste, but it's infectious and stylish so .... in fact, what it mostly is is "Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll," a title which shows these lads knew their own product.

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

je m'étais préparée à mettre 2 ou 3 mais en fait c'était un bop

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

First thoughts: Boom 5* Out and out thumper of a record. This is what I expected to find every 3 days. First 5 tracks as good as any album On relistening it’s probably more of a four. The lyrics in many parts seem pretty vacuous. After those 5 tracks the 2nd halve fades off rapidly.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
4

7/10. There were the two songs I knew, and everything else was just okay.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

This album aged pretty well. It's definitely not my favorite from the Killers, but all the tracks are catchy and do a good job of transporting me to a different place. I definitely remember all the kids singing Somebody Told Me during recess and that song was stuck in my head for weeks.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

I’ve never been the biggest fan of The Killers. The weird kid in school (every school has one) was really into them, and also really into me. That made them a band that I never really looked into. I suppose it’s about time I gave them a chance! Songs I already knew: Mr Brightside, Smile Like You Mean It, Somebody Told Me, All These Things That I’ve Done Favourites: Somebody Told Me, Smile Like You Mean It A few tracks into this album, I was having a really good time and was willing to admit being wrong to dismiss The Killers. Mr Brightside still gets lots of radio play - maybe even more now than when the album was released. To me, this is more power pop than indie rock, but that’s all subjective. The keyboards were more remarkable than an other instrumentation, hence me remarking on them. The second half of the album was much less interesting, and Everything Will Be Alright was quite annoying. Overall, the first half of the album was quite fantastic, and the second half was mostly good with the one rubbish song. I’d recommend listening to the first 6 songs then pretending that the rest don’t exist.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Gaaf album!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Er zijn 2 albums van The Killers die ik te pruimen vind en dit is er eentje van!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

suficientemente copado

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Hit after hit. A great album but not one I feel the need to revisit.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Classic

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

as a certified hater of mr. brightside, i was pleasantly surprised by how much i liked this album as a whole. not perfect, but quite good. very cohesive 2000s pop punk, which is about all you can ask for

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Sun Jun 12 2022
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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Fri Jun 24 2022
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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Sat Jun 25 2022
3

3.4

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Tue Jun 28 2022
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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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

was ok, too radio friendly for my liking

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Wed Jul 13 2022
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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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

A bit flash, but pretty tight and rocking.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

Menevä levy vaikkakin loppua kohden ehkä vähän hiipui

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

Aikoinaan en lämmenny näiden musasta alkuunkaan, mutta nykyään jo ihan jeekkistä. Haluisin antaa paremman kuin kolmonen, mutta ei kyllä ole ihan nelosen kamaa.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
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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Wed Aug 03 2022
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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Sat Aug 06 2022
3

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

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

There’s plenty of songs off this album you recognize, but past those ones, I found the album a little bland and repetitive. I understand The Killers have a style, like all bands, but this album just doesn’t do it for me. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine is my all time fav off the album, though.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

Couple of good hits and at least 2 new awesome songs I didn't know. Easy to listen and mostly keeps a similar noisy atmosphere all trough.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Catchy Alt/Indie rock album with a big, resonant sound. Brandon Flowers' glam-tinged, dramatic vocal really sells it. Loses steam on the back half. Fave Songs: Mr. Brightside, Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, All These Things That I've Done, Somebody Told Me, Change Your Mind

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

I’m not sure if I’m rating the album or my reaction to the album. I have a checkered past with the Killers, but this time it was fun to just sing along with all the songs.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

very good

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

Better than expected but not amazing

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Was wrestling to change a toilet seat whilst listening so potentially have associated some pretty shitty vibes, but I still really enjoyed it!

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Hit of nostalgia

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Also boring. Everything is boring

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Some good tunes on this

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

alright album, 6/10

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Sat Sep 17 2022
3

The album is alright. It is carried by Mr. Brightside and Somebody Told Me. Without those songs this album would be lower. The rest of the album is just ok. I had never listened to the entire album before and I don't see myself listening to it again.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

It was alright, better than what I was expecting.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

-S Tier- ***n/a*** -A Tier- Jenny Was a Friend of Mine -B Tier- Mr. Brightside Somebody Told Me Andy, You’re a Star On Top Midnight Show -C Tier- Smile Like You Mean It All These Things That I’ve Done Change Your Mind Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll -D Tier- Believe Me, Nataliie Everything Will Be Alright AVG SCORE: 2.9 / 5 - - - Bias Disclosure: I’ve never particularly cared for The Killers. Flowers’ voice has always been too emo for my taste, and their insistence on processing his vocals so often with that stupid reverb/echo/whatever just rubs me wrong. I’ve also never understood the love affair with “Mr. Brightside.” All this considered, this isn’t a bad album. There may not be any mind-blowing songs, but there are also aren’t dumpster fires. Just a nice, inoffensive, middle-of-the-road album.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Probably the first time in my life I've actually put Mr Brightside on. I've never really liked the Killers and always found them the ultimate mum band. This hasn't really changed my opinion. I guess it's not bad as such, I just don't care.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Great songs overall, some exchangeable - typical killers album

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Pretty good stuff. A little repetitive, but some nice hits. Not bad at all.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
3

It's weird how this is one of the top selling christian albums of all times.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

Couple great songs. 3/5

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Tue Oct 11 2022
3

I'm not sure what to make of this album. Throughout, it was like a splinter in my mind trying to figure out who The Killers reminded me of. I don't want to call it derivative — I mean, maybe it is — but it was more of an immediate connection to something I couldn't define. And it sounds good. Clearly this is a band that goes for big production. Big sounds. The one tune, "Somebody Told Me," reminded me of Blur's "Girls & Boys," and truth be told, I liked The Killers tune a bit more because it didn't hammer on that same lyric/chorus past the point of clever. But on the whole, the songwriting and production started melting into one another, and it began to be difficult to tell one track from the next. Certainly repeated listens and more familiarity would likely remedy that, but I wasn't enamored enough to want to dig deeper, at least not immediately. I'd be more inclined to delve into Blur's catalog, thanks for asking. So yeah. 3 it is.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
3

Sounds like the 80s are back on this one. I usually think of Duran Duran, but one of the songs started out a bit like The Smiths. Killers songs brighter and poppier than the influences. Front-loaded with hits, very weak end. The beginning of ‘Jenny was a Friend of Mine’ reminds me of ‘Friends of Mine’ by Duran Duran. I enjoy both songs. “Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year” is a lyric I always have to think about a little bit before I figure out what he’s saying. Kind of a musical word problem. I have no idea what “…I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier” is supposed to mean but it’s fun to sing.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
3

Good stadium rock

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Tue Nov 08 2022
3

A bit of a meh here, some decent songs, some ok ones, some stinkers.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
3

My god, the sonic chokehold this album had on my high school in 2004, let me tell you! Mr. Brightside in particular, there was something so gloriously melodramatic about that song that perfectly ensnared the overactive imagination of every angsty teen with an unrequited crush. I never got into it, but the singles are catchy and I somehow know all the words. The only thing I couldn't buy into was Brandon Flowers's strange affected way of singing, like he's trying to pass himself off as British? What is that? Why does he sing that way?

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

God this album is nostalgic!!! Mr. Brightside and Somebody Told Me are finger licking good when not forced down your throat!! The overall sound of the album is reminiscent of the pop songs that get put on DDR, they love the mic effect on the lead singer's voice lol Solidly decent. I guess we could call it Indie Rock and Roll, though I feel that label is a bit generic

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

Polished indie sleaze. The hits are total bangers, but the rest is mediocre.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
3

What’s up with that last song?

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Tue Nov 22 2022
3

Eigenlijk heb ik dit album te vaak gedraaid waardoor ik het nu minder waardeer dan het eigenlijk verdient. Enfin; prettige stem en het nummer 'All these things that I've done' met het koor erbij vind ik geweldig. Hierna kwam er nog een leuk album en toen gingen ze dolen.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
3

Yet another ex-1001 album! http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex I'd listen to this album when it came out, but now you realise it's like boiling a frog, you enjoy it, think it's fine, by the end it's too late, you've become a cultural zombie, what am I doing with my life?! With the bigger hits, though lyrically devoid, I'd still enjoy a good karaoke night with them. 2.5

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Mon Nov 28 2022
3

Set stun to mild.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
3

Some nice catchy pop/rock tunes here. I think some are familiar to me but I don't trust my memory. I wasn't pulled in so much that I feel interested in listening to this album again but it's decent work.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
2

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

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Tue Jun 21 2022
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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Thu Jul 21 2022
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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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

Never really enjoyed the killers, Mr. Brightside is their commercial succes and it feels like they never really changed the formula throughout the whole album. songs blended in together. def a 2/5

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Tue Sep 06 2022
2

Prefs: Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, Believe Me Natalie, Midnight Show, Everything Will Be Alright Moins pref: Change Your Mind

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Sun Sep 25 2022
2

Started this album with a complete open mind, I only really know a few of the singles. The first notes of Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine really surprised me. A great 80's baseline that could have come straight from bands like Duran Duran or Japan. Unfortunately these upbeat danceable tunes are hard to be found in the rest of the album. With the exception of the two major hits, which have justifiably become classics, most songs are songs by a mediocre uni-band. As someone on this site already proclaimed: "A few Killer, but mostly filler"

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Tue Oct 11 2022
2

The Killers is another band I was intimidated by because I thought I should know them. There are a slurry of bands that came out in the early to mid 2000s that leave me feeling this way: The Killers, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, et al. Thinking about this now I recognize it's because I had my first child during these years and new bands were not a top priority. While this album was just fine, I can't say it's something I'll reach for again. And I'm glad I focussed on my baby who was 1 week old when this album debuted.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
2

First half. Bangers. Second half. Not so good.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
2

Eh, it's The Killers. I feel like this rock for trashy people. It's from this era of bad music, and it really does not age well. While the songs on this are not terrible, I don't think they're good. Even "Mr. Brightside" with over 1 billion streams on Spotify is not good.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
2

Yawn, these songs do me nut.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
1

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

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Mon Oct 03 2022
1

Initial Thoughts: not happy with this one lol. I’ve only heard the ultra popular mr bright side and i despise it

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Mon Nov 14 2022
1

Was nervous to listen to this. Did not go in with high expectations. Had to skip Mr shit song. Song no.3 pretty annoying. Song 1 best so far. Find this vocalist so punishing "smile like you mean it". I think I have Brightside PTSD. Holy shit, this album has somebody told me on it as well. Chart topper. Oh no, I hate this song as well. These lyrics are pure ass, shit myself. Organs on song 5 are interesting, oh no back to simple shit. I got soul but im not a soldier is a dumbass line. Song 5 sucks. Andy your a star isn't too terrible. On top sounds like every other song. Change your mind is very simple, not in a charming way. When is this album going to end. Thank god only 4 left. "You got a real short skirt I want to look up look up look up" - horrible. Everything will be alright is actually pretty good and moody so far, kinda like it. Atmospheric. Fav song yet. Last song is just ok. Rating: 3/10 (assuming most of these albums are influential/good).

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Wed Nov 23 2022
1

Wish I could give this tripe a 0.

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