Brandon Flowers – Flamingo (Universal Music Canada)

The solo debut from Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers starts off with the really pompous-sounding Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas before Flowers returns to more familiar new-wave territory on songs like Only The Young. Flamingo seems more intent on showing Flowers singer-songwriter skills and while there are a couple of moments worth noting (Crossfire and Playing With Fire), nothing on here is quite as infectious as what Flowers seems to be able to pull off when he is teamed up with The Killers.