Album Review: Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

Consequence of Sound

Brandon Flowers and Kanye West have more in common than The Killers frontman may realize. While diametrically opposed musically, both suffer from a slight case of diarrhea of the mouth. For every awards show outburst on West’s part, Flowers manages to stick his foot in his yapper at the onset of a new release.

Before The Killers put out 2006’s Sam’s Town, he proclaimed it’d be “one of the best albums of the last 20 years.” (Critics definitely didn’t agree.) He claimed the Las Vegas-based band could be bigger than U2 when Day & Age came out in 2008. (The jury is still out on that one.) More recently, he’s let a couple of doozies rip in the weeks leading up to the unveiling of his second solo album, The Desired Effect. First, he had to answer to a quote from almost a decade ago about West making…

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