The killers created my favorite album ever. The first six songs are easily the best songs off this album. It begins to fade after believe me Natalie, midnight show delivers a dance along song like Somebody told me and On top, change your mind kinda dips into a quirky style alternative, and everything will be alright isn’t the brightest. The four singles off this album is “killer”. Jenny was a friend of mine delivers an amazing performance from mark on the bass, not much needs to be said about Mr. brightside (we all know how good that song is), smile like you mean it is easily the best synth riff off the album, and somebody told me is so much fun. But all these things that I’ve done is the best of the entire album; it’s amazing gospel sound singing “I got soul but I’m not a soldier”, the intro where it starts with the piano and then the drums, the guitar and then the bass kicks in, and course is so amazing. Easily this album gets a 10/10
They’re only good album
I feel like there albums are to mellow where as this one is a lot
more “rock-e like especially “Somebody told me”
But songs like “Jenny was a friend of mine” is a little
on the wild side
LOVE THIS SONG!!!
This is my favorite pop song of all time. Mr.Brightside is great for long car rides and minute drives I love this song!!
Modern classic right here
This album 🙌
Mr. Brightside is a masterpiece, and so is every other song on this album 🤘
Hot Fuss ... the killers (2004)
By Sugar Shelly 882
From beginning to end, The Killers debut release, Hot Fuss, is quality. In addition to the tracks released as singles that received heavy radio play (Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, All These Things that I have done, Smile Like You Mean It), the rest of the album is on the same level as the household name chart toppers.
The opening track, “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” is the perfect opening selection that introduces the listener to the bands signature sounds: the addictive synth pop reminiscent of 80s new wave, the rhythmic bass that drives the song the same way a lead guitar would, danceable (and under appreciated) drum work and vocals, dark but catchy, think sensual arrogance that drips sexy through the entire album.
“Jenny” has become a fan and band favorite, a live set staple, often as one of the encores performed by the band at live shows.
Other notable “lesser known” moments include “On Top” & “Change Your Mind” and the deluxe and European releases include three incredibly strong and memorable tracks: “Glamorous Indie Rock n Roll”, “The Ballad of Michael Valentine”, and “Under the Gun”.
There are theories that Hot Fuss was written in a style similar to a concept album. The best known and the only one confirmed by the band is affectionately known as the “Murder Trilogy”, a story of lust, infatuation and tragedy told in three parts: (1. “Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf” (does not appear on Hot Fuss, released on “Sawdust”, a b-sides and previously unreleased collection in 2007. 2. Midnight Show (track 10 on Hot Fuss) and “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” (Hot Fuss opening track).
Hot Fuss lacks nothing. One could argue that the first 5 tracks of the album are so strong and received so much attention that the second half of the album is overlooked. Don’t make that mistake.
If you haven’t become acquainted with the essential debut album from the Las Vegas based foursome, the record is a memorable must.
Its really not that good
Best indie rock album of the decade
When i first saw heard The Killers on the radio, I had to listen to the entire album- and its hit after hit of this album that is what makes this one of the best albums ever! Smile Like You Mean It is my favorite track hut of course the iconic hits Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside are the best songs and favorites for karaoke
Best band that will ever exist.
Why doesn't this have 500000 ratings.
This is required listening
One of the most important--mainstream--albums of the 2000s.