Big Talk – Big Talk (Epitaph)

An open letter to The Killers’ Brandon Flowers: You gotta hear the solo debut from Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci. Under the name of Big Talk, his record completely blows your solo album out of the water, I am sorry to say. Simply put Brandon, Ronnie’s album ROCKS. He doesn’t worry about the pomp and circumstance that you seemed determined to mire yourself in on your solo outing. He writes simple yet catchy pop songs that, at their core, don’t necessarily stray too far from the sound of The Killers yet Vannucci proves that he confidently can hold his own as a songwriter and composer throughout the 12 tracks featured here. If this record is any sign of things to come from him, I’d keep a close eye on Ronnie. God knows what else the guy has up his sleeve but man, I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t wait to hear more from him.