Big Talk - Big Talk
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  • Summary: The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci releases a solo album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 70
    Big Talk is a record to be roared while stood atop the bar, and then deny all knowledge of the next day.
  2. 70
    Though Big Talk doesn't deviate from the trusted rock-pop path with a few bluesy stepping stones, it's a satisfying listen in which this drummer-turned-front man holds his own incredibly well.
  3. Jul 21, 2011
    70
    Big Talk may not have rock star sparkle, but it walks the walk when it comes to solidly entertaining songs.
  4. Jul 15, 2011
    60
    Halfway in, Vannucci finds his feet with the bluesy No Whiskey, before an impeccable run of spry, sun-kissed alt-country numbers announce him as Las Vegas's answer to Tom Petty.
  5. It's much more fun than the Brandon Flowers album. Which, admittedly, isn't very big talk at all.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    50
    What we have is an attempt to boil down old cliches into something fresh, but instead reducing them to the lowest thing rock music: a boring album.
  7. Jul 15, 2011
    40
    Vannucci's listless voice does the songs few favours, either: he's nobody's idea of a commanding presence at the microphone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 16, 2014
    10
    A bunch of reviews from jaded professionals who have heard it all does no justice to the pure pleasure that is the debut album of Big Talk. This spawn of the Killers has got enough legs to stand on its own, and I hope it does so in another incarnation. If you've already listened to the album and put it away, I dare you to listen to it just a couple more times, and you'll be hooked. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    8
    It's pretty gutsy to make a solo-album (kind of) if your the drummer of a very successful band like the Killers. And the end result isn't bad at all. It's no groundbreaking collection of songs, but listening to it puts me in a good mood, especially the song Next One Living. I understand Brandon Flowers is already talking about doing another solo-album after the next Killers release, hopefully Ronnie and Taylor will do the same... Expand