Sunday, 2 January 2011
TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010: #4 BRANDON FLOWERS: FLAMINGO
5/5. As The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, bloomed on his own he didn't die a soloist death. Instead he grew with an album that made a killing. 'Flamingo' really was a more personal album for the singer as he channeled his inner Springsteen to paint a portrait of not only himself, but the inner workings of his hometown Las Vegas. Accessing all areas behind the glitz and glamour that shaped his showbiz life. Right from 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Brandon welcomed you into his home and his world. With the incredible first roll of the catchy, hot single and song of the year 'Crossfire', Flowers had the hot hand, shooting big. 'Flamingo' was a complete set decked with classic like the big, top 'Only the Young', the haunting and introspective, 'Playing With Fire' and the epic, end of the night closer, 'On The Floor' (parts 1 and '2.0'). Sure with Killer esque tracks like, 'Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts' and 'Right Behind You' it's going to be great to hear what Flowers has in store when he plants back in the studio with his and everybody's favourite band. Still however, this notion is furthered by 'Flamingo'. This album shows just how deep and devoted to his craft this singer really is. In 2010 the singer with the Hollywood moniker really made a name for himself when he went further west. TIM DAVID HARVEY.