Satiate
Satiate

Avail

Satiate

February 4, 1994

Alternative Pop/Rock

A tight, aggressive collection of hardcore-tinged punk tunes, Satiate captures Avail at their prime. Thanks to a bare-bones production and subtle -- though not indulgent -- shifts from the standard four-chord punk anthems, tracks such as "March" and "Pinned Up" sound nearly as good as they do during the group's infamous live shows.

- Brian Raftery

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