Brandon Flowers – Flamingo (Deluxe)
Release date: September 3, 2010
Label: Island, Vertigo
- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
- Only the Young
- Hard Enough featuring Jenny Lewis
- Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts
- Playing with Fire
- Was it Something I Said?
- On the Floor
- Swallow It
- The Clock Was Tickin
- I Came Here to Get Over You
- Right Behind You
Flamingo starts with Welcome to Las Vegas, an ode to Flowers’ hometown and the track that defines the sound of the rest of the album, which sounds like the b-side from The Killers’ Day & Age, but doesn’t have the same variety and energy of it. There’s no rock, but there’s a lot of new wave with nice vocals.
It’s very easy to listen to Flamingo and… let’s admit it, it’s a cool record, but it will take more than a few listens to it before you really start to dig it. There are some easy-to-love songs like The Clock Was Tickin’ or Was it Something I Said?, as well as great moments like Crossfire and Jacksonville.
Flamingo sounds like the album Brandon wanted to make, and it’s a very nice opportunity for the fans to have a closer look at his vision.
by Luis Vidal