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Brandon Flowers – Flamingo

[CD, Vertigo]

As the front man of The Killers, Brandon Flowers is used to producing grand anthemic songs suited to the huge arenas and massive festivals they are accustomed to playing. After touring the world and playing to millions of adoring fans, Flowers already had the songs for the next Killers album written when the band decided to take an extended break. With the songs ready to record, Flowers signed up Daniel Lanois (U2), Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam) and Stuart Price (Madonna) to produce Flamingo, which became his debut solo album. With producers of this calibre, Flowers was taking no chances and the result bears more than a passing resemblance to an album recorded by the full band.