Hot Fuss

~ Release group by The Killers

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Hot FussCD11
  • GB2004-06-07
Lizard King RecordsLIZARD0115060073770069
Hot Fuss12" Vinyl11
  • GB2004-06-07
Lizard King RecordsLIZARD011X5060073770106
Hot FussCD11
  • CA2004-06-15
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B000246802602498622773
Hot FussCD11
  • US2004-06-15
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B0002468-02 IN02602498622773
Hot FussCD11
  • AU2004-08-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)98630270602498630273
Hot FussEnhanced CD13
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)0602498635247602498635247
Hot Fuss (BMG music club)CD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.B0002468-02 IN02, D153027
Hot Fuss (Deluxe Tour Edition)CD + DVD14 + 4
  • JP2005-02-23
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)UICL-90214988005385864
Hot Fuss (Limited Edition)CD14
  • US2005-08-16
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B0005241-02602498837955
Hot FussCD11
  • GB2005-09-19
Vertigo (British rock label)987573-6602498757369
Hot Fuss (Limited Edition 7-inch Box Set)11×7" Vinyl2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2
  • US2005-11-22
The Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company)B0005491-21602498858615
Hot Fuss (Special Edition)CD + DVD-Video14 + 5
  • GB2005-12-05
Vertigo (British rock label)987538-5602498753859
Hot FussCD13
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)9883743602498837436
Hot FussCD12
  • DE2006-02-24
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)0602498367964602498367964
Hot FussCD14
  • JP2006-09-20
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)UICY-901904988005444035
Hot FussCD11
Lizard King Records, Moon Records (Ukrainian), Ukrainian RecordsLIZARD011, MR 830-2, [none]5060073770069
Hot FussDigital Media12
  • XW2007-07-04
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)[none]
Hot FussDigital Media11
  • US2008-09-29
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602498622773
Hot Fuss (deluxe edition)Digital Media14
  • XW2009-03-06
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602498753842
Hot Fuss12" Vinyl11
  • XE2016-06-10
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)4785930602547859303
Hot Fuss12" Vinyl11
  • US2017-01-13
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0025262-01 JK02602557056426
Hot Fuss12" Vinyl11
  • US2017-11-17
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0026979-01602557720808
Hot Fuss12" Vinyl11
  • US2017-11-18
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0026979-01602567109211
Hot FussDigital Media11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602557606232

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:All These Things That I’ve Done
Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll
Mr Brightside
Smile Like You Mean It
Somebody Told Me
included in:Hot Fuss / Sam’s Town / Sawdust
The Killers Career Box
part of:Shortlist Music Prize Nominees (number: 2004) (order: 37)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 49) (order: 49)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 124)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/71471 [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Killers:Hot_Fuss_(2004) [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/n2rg [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/59878 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_killers/hot_fuss_f2/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000698085 [info]
Wikidata:Q215223 [info]

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The Killers are cool. With "Somebody Told Me" they've made one of the singles of the year. And this debut album shows they have most of the things you need for a great band.

For a start you need a great singer. Brandon Flowers fits the bill perfectly. He's got charisma, commitment and a unique vocal style. All the Killers look good, with that scruffy unfashionable glamour that all the best bands have. And it helps if you have a great drummer. Ronnie Vanucci's infectious energy powers along the best tracks here.

The music is big, bold and confident. Clearly their influences are from 80s rock but they've put them together to create something of their own. "Mr Brightside" bounces along like The Cure on steroids but without the self-pity. The only thing they really have in common with Robert Smith's crew is the wobbly synthesizers which they use as an occasional texture. "Smile Like You Mean It" swaggers like early U2, but Bono's sincerity is replaced with a far more satisfying cynicism. "Andy, You're A Star" is classic wiry (and Wire-y) bump and grind track, while "Glamorous Indie Rock 'N' Roll" combines power riffing, a big chorus and tongue in cheek lyrics. It will surely sound perfect in big stadiums.

The Killers haven't quite got everything right on Hot Fuss. There are two or three weak songs, and the production could have been more imaginative. On the final track "Everything Will Be Alright" the wobbly synthesisers take over completely for a bizarre ballad finale. I can't decide whether this is a stroke of genius or a ghastly mistake. And I reckon Hot Fuss is a terrible title for an album.

But the band does sound ambitious and hungry to progress to bigger and better things. And with good reason, they've certainly got the potential to get there.