Flamingo

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. May 26, 2012
    6
    This album sounds a lot like a Killers record, which is generally a good thing. Unfortunately, for me, the majority of the songs weren't very memorable and half of the record sounds like the weaker tracks off of "Sam's Town". I would recommend this album to those who are fans of The Killers, but I wouldn't say this album is anything particularly special.
  2. May 29, 2011
    6
    The album is absolutely incredible! Brandon couldn't have came with better material for his debut as a solo artist. I loved his two previous singles. He did a great effort, can't wait to see what he picks as the next single. What a great singer and songwriter.
  3. Oct 2, 2010
    4
    If you're looking to listen to an exuberant, mind-filled artists with ace songs, look no further than The Killers. But really, don't look further than that, because their frontman Brandon Flowers made a flop of a decent record with "Flamingo". Really, "Crossfire" was the only track that had garnered any of my interest. Well, maybe also the exception with "Only the Young". But the rest ofIf you're looking to listen to an exuberant, mind-filled artists with ace songs, look no further than The Killers. But really, don't look further than that, because their frontman Brandon Flowers made a flop of a decent record with "Flamingo". Really, "Crossfire" was the only track that had garnered any of my interest. Well, maybe also the exception with "Only the Young". But the rest of the record sounds like an obvious revision of Sam's Town into some sort of "looking back to my childhood" feel, rather than the latter's "Young boys wanting to grow up to be men" feel. Ultimately, my point is that this album had hype to it, but failed to live up to it. But, Flowers did appear to make an effort on the record, but recycling idea is not the best way to do so, thus I give the record a "2 out of 5 stars" a.k.a. a 4. Expand
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Flamingo finds Brandon Flowers exploring big topics (love, religion, the complicated charm of his Las Vegas hometown) over even bigger arrangements.
  2. Let's hope that Flowers isn't the next Morrissey, putting out one brilliant album for every three duds. At that rate, we only have to suffer two more Flamingos to see what Flowers is capable of producing as a solo artist.
  3. You have to take the good with the bad. It's probably the case that the good is better than you remember it and the bad is worse.