Crazy Random Happenstance

Billy: So good... Hey, this is weird. I ordered one frozen yogurt and they gave me two. You don't happen to like frozen yogurt, do you?
Penny: I love it!
Billy: You're kidding? What a crazy random happenstance!
-Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Killer Goes Solo

I have always been a Killers fan but it wasn't until I saw them in concert (January, 2009), that they became one of my most favorite bands. The show was at Eastern Michigan University and our seats weren't the greatest but we had an awesome time. They opened with "Spaceman", my absolute favorite song by them (from Day and Age) and the whole band sounded fantastic. I remember Brandon Flowers apologizing for his voice not being up to par and me not knowing what the heck he was talking about. The only time you could tell he was struggling (his voice would crack) was when he spoke to the crowd, otherwise, he sounded amazing. His voice alone is what put me over the edge from "liking" The Killers, to "loving" them.

When it was announced that Brandon would be putting out a solo record, I thought it was a brilliant idea. Not only is he handsome, but he has the stage presence, energy, talent (he plays the piano/synthesizer as well) and the pipes to pull it off. Let me tell you, he pulled it off. His first solo record, Flamingo was released last Tuesday (September, 14th) and it's awesome.

This is "Crossfire", the first single from the cd. I have posted this on Facebook before, but why not watch it again?? The video features himself and Charlize Theron:


Some of the songs remind me a bit of the tracks from Ben Folds, Songs For Silverman, not lyrically, but musically (if that makes any sense). My favorite song (today) from Flamingo is "Was it something I said?". It's upbeat and fun and tells a story and makes me smile (even though it's about a girl leaving him, haha). The other song I really like is one of the bonus tracks, "The Clock Was Tickin'". It's probably the most "country" you will ever hear him and the song starts off really sweet about a couple meeting and falling in love...you can listen to it to find out how the song ends, but I love it and I believe this is Jeff's favorite from the cd as well.

If you plan on purchasing Flamingo, make sure to get the deluxe edition. It has 4 extra songs on it that he could have very easily incorporated into the regular version. Every song is great. All in all, I would give the cd 5 out of 5, but I am easily swayed by the sound of his voice and his dreamy looks. Go buy it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Also, he is coming in concert to The Royal Oak Music Theater in November. Dawn and I are going. You should all check him out too because hearing his voice live is a pretty amazing experience.

5 comments:

  1. By the way...CrazyRNstudent is me...Amber. Ha!

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  2. Haha, I knew it was you, silly! Have you heard the cd yet?? You'll really like it!

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  3. Yes, I agree with everything you said. Especially his dreamy looks. OK, that was a joke. Anyway, as you know, the Killers are my favorite band that's come out in the past ten years, with Nickelback a close second. OK, that was another joke. All of their albums, start to finish, are excellent. They're a great rock band and there aren't too many of them left. As for Brandon Flowers, great frontman. One of the best.

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