Hot Fuss
Hot Fuss

The Killers

Hot Fuss

June 15, 2004

Alternative Pop/Rock

On the album's fifteen year anniversary, it's hard to believe that it came out so long ago. Still their best, this debut is packed with hits and there's nary a dud here. Aside from the singles, the rest of the songs still bleed with urgency and burst with color, a thrill that they haven't been able to recapture after all these years. Worth a revisit just to remember they're more than "Mr. Brightside."

- Neil Z. Yeung

Dreams of the Carrion Kind
Dreams of the Carrion Kind

Disincarnate

Dreams of the Carrion Kind

1993

Death Metal

Disincarnate's only album was ostensibly the much anticipated solo showcase for journeyman guitarist James Murphy, whose personal legend had been built, almost entirely, upon a series of brief but highly praised cameos with influential bands Obituary, Death, and Cancer. As much as his capabilities as a principal songwriter and bandleader, Dreams became a living document of instrumental overindulgence gone ape, having been released near the zenith of the Floridian death metal scene's technical-cerebral maturity.

- Eduardo Rivadavia