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Saturday, 18 December 2010


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs on stage at the Melbourne leg of the Good Vibrations music festival at Flemington Racecourse on February 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

How do you have one killer year without your band? Release a classic album like 'Flamingo' that's how. Brandon Flowers took a break from his band The Killers to release a much more personal album. Brandon was caught in the 'Crossfire' of big hits and deep album cuts ('Playin' With Fire'). As a result Flowers bloomed in a way like never seen before. The Nevada star released his first album that really identified with his Las Vegas home. 'Flamingo' was named after where Flowers grew up, worked and met his wife. From 'Welcome To Las Vegas' to 'On The Floor' the album was epic. It also featured great numbers like 'Only The Young' and 'Right Behind You'. What resulted was an album showcasing great depth to this artist. An album that will pay off for the frontman with more mainstream love. Brandon took a gamble on this one but played a strong hand. The future is now decked in his favour. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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