Hot Fuss was terrific - a new sound. Everything else has been underwhelming.
this is true to an extent. Hot Fuss is probably one of my 5 favorite albums of the 2000s. i pretty much expected that everything else they put out wouldn't be as good, and so far they've pretty much met that expectation. which isn't to say that their newer stuff is bad. it's just never going to be hot fuss good. sam's town was a pretty good CD in it's own right, sawdust was b-sides so of course it was lacking, and day and age was meh.
i haven't heard the new one yet. i'm glad it's getting a few positive reviews on here. i'll have to check it out.