Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hot Fuss over Killers

The ingenious alternative rock band, The Killers had their inevitable break with their debut album 'Hot Fuss' which would rocket them to the top of the charts. Hot Fuss was released on June 7, 2004 in the United Kingdom and on June 15, 2004 in the United States. Towards the end of 2005, The Killers also released the album on 7" vinyl in a box set of 11 discs. It is also one of the five most recent albums listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album includes some of the Killers most brilliant songs such as 'All these things that I've done, Somebody told me and Mr Brightside.' This album essentially launched  The Killers into the limelight and mainstream with a nomination for the Best Rock Album at the Grammies. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yeah Yeah, Forever

The Yeah Yeah Yeah's first album Forever to tell classic style of the Band as their d├ębut album (released on April 29, 2003) was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album and went Gold in the UK. Their music video for 'Maps' was also nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards and the NY Times chose Forever to Tell as the best album of the year. This was the Yeah Yeah Yeah's step up straight into recognition and the mainstream which set up their forthcoming albums, 'Show Your Bones and It's Blitz'
Personally Forever To Tell is my favourite album and the 'true' sound of this band.