I first heard a very early version of "Somebody Told Me" - the first single to get The Killers' name heard around six months ago, and have since been waiting eagerly for their album "Hot Fuss" to be released. I bought it at 9am on the day of its release. Believe me, it was worth the wait. This album is fantastic. The top-ten single Mr Brightside will undoubtedly be what compels many people to buy this album, but that's in no way the only reason to buy "Hot Fuss". The album opens with raw energy and power in "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine", and this power is sustained throughout the LP. With most tracks written by the lead singer (and synth player) Brandon Flowers and the… Read more
As much as I love the work of James Lavelle (of UNKLE), I sometimes fear that many of the things he lays his hands on nowadays begin to sound slightly overly similar. Luckily, this works perfectly with Sexy Beast. His dark melodies and beats reccur in variations throughout the film and album, yet they are different enough not to sound too samey and dull. This man really captures the essence of Sexy Beast. The orchestral tracks are beautiful, and the Stranglers, Dean Martin and Henry Mancini tracks the perfect anditidote to the Lavelle work. Overall, the musical competance and brilliant soundbites from the film make this an album worth owning for anyone with an interest in cult films, or… Read more
This album is truely brilliant. RJD2 brings a risky genre to life, blending funk, soul, jazz and rap with thoroughly satisfying beats. Deadringer has a special place in my heart, bringing back incredible memories of Santa Monica with frieds, where I bought this album. But RJD2's music is so near-perfectly crafted, that I strongly recommend that anyone with even a vague interest in the aformentioned genres considers buying this record. I have heard many references to RJD2 as the new DJ Shadow, and although his work does resemble Josh Davies' in some ways, it is unfair to simply label him as an unofficial sequel. Brilliant, impressive stuff, give it a look.