Their debut album, Hot Fuss, immediately proved their ability to make a fantastic rock album. The album starts off extremely well, with "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", "Mr. Brightside", "Smile Like You Mean It" and "Somebody Told Me". These opening four tracks will probably remain my favourite The Killers songs to this day, which is a testament to their lasting impact when you first listen to the album and immediately get presented with four absolutely fantastic melodies.
The Killers combine guitar riffs, great singing and some great synth work into songs that cannot be called anything but great. They, like Muse, have a very impressive ability to make extremely catchy (and I use this word in the best possible sense, as opposed to Black Eyed Peas' songs being catchy but, terrible, for example) lead into absolutely fantastic choruses that you find yourself singing along to before you know it. Hot Fuss is simply a great album across the board, and to this day remains their best release, in my mind. Recommended fully.