Why doesn't Brandon Flowers like listening to his first album?


Brandon Flowers has admitted he can't bear to listen to The Killers' first album because there are things he would like to "re-do".

The band's debut record Hot Fuss topped the chart when it was released in 2004, but frontman Brandon has confessed that although the album had "some magic" he still switches over if it comes on the radio.

"I hear the songs on the radio and I quickly turn over the stations, it's an instinct," he has been quoted as telling Q magazine.

Brandon suggested it's his vocals he wasn't entirely happy with.

The Killers on stage

The rocker said: "It's not uncommon for people to hear things about their voice they don't like, or the recordings. Everybody wishes they could go back and re-do things, but I acknowledge there was some magic captured."

Many people believe the album - which thrust The Killers into the spotlight - was one of the best of the decade.

But Brandon suggested there are other debuts which have been better than Hot Fuss.

He said: "If you ask me, The Strokes' debut [2001's Is This It] is better. Guns N' Roses' debut [1987's Appetite For Destruction] is better.

"But I do think we're up there and I'm proud of it."

The Killers' last studio album was 2012's Battle Born.