Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band The Killers, released on June 7, 2004 in the United Kingdom and on June 15, 2004 in the United States. The album is mainly influenced by 80s New Wave music and post-punk bands such as New Order, The Cure, Morrissey both with and without The Smiths, Duran Duran and The Cars. Other influences include Lou Reed, U2, David Bowie and Oasis.
…Ridiculousness is much harder to stomach in words than it is in music, but the nice thing about Day & Age is that not only is Flowers' voice relatively buried, The Killers are unwittingly comfortable with their ludicrous, outsized pop, which turns the album into terrifically trashy pop. Not the serious rock they yearn to be by any means, but these fashionable threads fit them better anyway.
"Update 11/11/13 – The DVD has been dropped from this deluxe edition – it is now only a single CD with the three bonus tracks.
The Killers celebrate ten years of music, with their first hits collection, appropriately titled Direct Hits. The 15-track selection includes the singles from the Las Vegas band’s four studio albums, Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012), as well as including two new tracks Shot At The Night and Just Another Girl. A deluxe CD+DVD edition is also available which comes with three bonus tracks on the audio disc, one of which is the original demo of Mr Brightside. The DVD features a never-before-seen Killers documentary. In addition, Island Records are creating a Super Deluxe Edition which will be sold exclusively via their online store. This repeats the content of the standard CD+DVD deluxe edition, and adds a unique collection of 5 x 10? vinyl records featuring all the singles on the album. Direct Hits will be released on 11 November 2013.
September 19, 2013 by Paul Sinclair (Super de luxe edition.com)"
Sawdust is an album of B-sides, rarities, covers and remixes by the Las Vegas rock band The Killers. Sawdust includes "All The Pretty Faces" (which was the b-side of "When You Were Young"); two movie soundtrack tunes, "Shadowplay" (a Joy Division cover from Control, Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis) and "Move Away" (from Spiderman 3); as well as a cover of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (written by Mel Tillis). The collection will also contain songs which weren't completed for Hot Fuss and Sam's Town. The Killers recently went back into the studio to finish the tracks, including "Tranquilize" featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed.