MUSIC

I've been listening the hell out of the new album by The Killers, Hot Fuss. If I had gone back in time and described it to myself, I never would have said I would like it. Luckily for me, if I had a music time machine I would go back and erase all memory of almost all the music I listened to until Nirvana and Pearl Jam came along, not go back a month and tell myself about The Killers. Hot Fuss is everything that was cool about British rock in the 80s and early 90s all jammed together into one hell of an album. The weird thing is, I didn't even remember that there was this much good stuff about 80s British music until I listened to this band from Las Vegas, NV. Besides the music, I love that the album is fairly long. As much as I like the new Hives album (Abra Cadaver hooked me in 10 seconds flat, no kidding), it's only 30 minutes and that's barely enough to sink your teeth into. This album is close to an hour, a large enough chunk of time so that you're not hearing the same song over and over. There are, as always, some songs I could listen to over and over (Mr. Brightside being my favorite) but none that I would actively skip. Bottom line: another in a long line of quality bands I've been listening to recently (god bless whoever decided rock music was coming back into style in the music industry) such as Franz Ferdinand, Jet, Kings of Leon, The Hives, end even the new Strokes album (which is my least favorite due to it's generic songs but awesome in comparison to most other crap around these days).