Hot Fuss (album) by The Killers

Hot Fuss
Hot Fuss by The Killers
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-06-07
Overall rank: 167th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 1,322 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2004 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (167th)
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From 03/06/2020 03:33
I can agree with the comments about unevenness to a degree. The first 5 tracks are certainly all-time classics, but because they're so good, any song would fall short for almost any band.

However, Andy, You're a Star, Believe Me, Natalie, and Change Your Mind are all good tracks as well. Maybe they lose luster in the context of the album, but still good songs! But the other second half songs are certainly a step down.

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From 01/19/2020 01:32
The beginning of this album is one of the strongest 5-track runs I can think of; unfortunately it overshadows the back half of the record. The Killers came out swinging with this one and so many of these songs are instantly recognizable, there is no denying that Hot Fuss is a formidable force.

Favorite tracks: Somebody Told Me, Mr. Brightside, Jenny Was A Friend of Mine
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From 01/04/2020 06:22
The first five songs on this album - Jenny is a Friend of Mine, Mr Brightside, Smile Like Your Mean it, Somebody Told Me and All These Things that I've Done - are incredible songs and singlehandedly elevate this album to an all-timer. Even if the second half were all crap, those first five songs alone would make this album a must-listen. It just so happens that the second half of songs are pretty decent in their own right as well. I think the first half of Hot Fuss is superior to the second half - which is much more forgettable - but overall, the album is fantastic. I like Sam's Town better, but this album is easily one of the most indie albums of the 2000s.
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90/100
From 08/09/2019 10:46
I pretty much have the same problem as a couple of users before: The first 5 tracks are pure indie-rock-perfection, while the rest can't hold up with it. But honestly I always liked Hot Fuss for its celebration of glam and weirdness. Some second-half-tracks like Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll or Everything Will Be Alright feel just so over the top, that I can't help but smile and enjoy. So yeah, Hot Fuss could be better, but I like it for what it is.
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75/100
From 08/01/2019 13:16
One of the most uneven albums of all time. The first 5 tracks are an easy 90-95/100 average with everything after that being a 75/100 at best. Good listen though

Favorite tracks
1) All These Things
2) Mr. Brightside
3) Jenny
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From 06/20/2019 00:44
The Killers are amazing band as highlighted by this album with great gems like the opening Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine to MR Brightside, All The Things That I've Done and basically the whole album. A delight to listen to and amazing live too.
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60/100
From 05/09/2019 14:54
Most people here have commented on its inconsistency, and that pretty much what this boils down to. A few very neat starters with "meh" main courses
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From 11/22/2018 01:31
I think it's baffling that the first 5 songs an easy 8 or a 9/10, and then immediately it just drops, so hard in quality. It doesn't get awful, but I just don't understand. I don't even have much else to say, 'Hot Fuzz' starts off with promise, with some solid pop-rock songs, and 'All These Things That I've Done' is genuenly, so soooo good, it's a shame that after that song, it just, stops being that good, somehow. It's a very top heavy album but hey, at least you could make a really good EP out of it I guess.
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95/100
From 11/06/2018 15:53
This is just one of those albums that when I first got it I played it on repeat constantly, just one quality song after the other, sure the second have isn't as good as the first, but when you've got as stellar an opening as this opening, that's excusable.
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From 10/10/2018 12:39
The Killers best album by a good amount. I guess Sam's Town is not bad but I can't say I enjoy any other albums by the band.
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