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Hot Fuss, The Killers

The Killers

May 12th, 2004

Formed:
2002 in Las Vegas, NV

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Essentials

The Killers
The Killers
Rock: 2005
Rock: 2005
Rock: 2006
Rock: 2006



The Killers

Biography

Few bands in the early 2000s rose so quickly to the forefront of pop music as the Killers. With a mix of '80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm, the band's street-smart debut, Hot Fuss, became one of 2004's biggest releases, spawning four singles and catapulting the group — particularly their dandyish, 22-year-old frontman, Brandon Flowers — into the international spotlight. Hot Fuss reveled in the garish glitz of the band's native Las Vegas, spinning tales of androgynous girlfriends and illicit affairs to a public whose taste for revivalist dance-rock would prove to be virtually insatiable. Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and the Bravery all benefited from such retro-minded interest, but the Killers unapologetically trumped them all — even when their sophomore effort, Sam's Town, deemphasized the group's new wave sensibilities in favor of something more akin to the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen and Rattle and Hum-era U2.

Top Albums

Hot Fuss, The Killers
1. Hot Fuss
Day & Age (Deluxe Version), The Killers
2. Day & Ag..
Sam's Town, The Killers
3. Sam's Town
Sawdust, The Killers
4. Sawdust
Sam's Town, The Killers
5. Sam's Town
(RED) Christmas - EP, The Killers
6. (RED) Christ..
Human (Remixes) - EP, The Killers
7. Human (Remix..
Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix) - Single, The Killers
8. Mr. Brightsi..
Video Triple Play, The Killers
9. Video Triple..
A Great Big Sled - Single, The Killers
10. A Great Big ..
Read My Mind - EP, The Killers
11. Read My Mind..
Don't Shoot Me Santa - Single, The Killers
12. Don't Shoot ..
Don't Shoot Me Santa - Single, The Killers
13. Don't Shoot ..
Joseph, Better You Than Me (feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant) - Single, The Killers
14. Joseph, Bett..
¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light & Mariachi El Bronx) - Single, The Killers
15. ¡Happy Birt..
Boots - Single, The Killers
16. Boots – Sing..
The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball - Single, The Killers
17. The Cowboys



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