Posts Tagged ‘the killers

21
Oct
10

Album Review: Brandon Flowers – Flamingo

The Killers had a good thing going. Both Hot Fuss and Sam’s Town shook up the music scene with their hook-heavy indie ballads, foot-tappingly infectious riffs and Brandon Flowers’ primal sincerity in nearly every line he sang.

 

 

But with the release of Day And Age music critics began suspecting that the band was losing the magic that made The Killers killer. The band did what every band does when they start running out of ideas, they played it safe and as a result Day And Age had very little going for it and ended up turning a lot of diehard fans off The Killers altogether.

So it was no real surprise when Brandon Flowers announced he was striking out alone and even less of a surprise when the first single off Flamingo landed sounding almost exactly like the material Flowers used to play with The Killers.

Give it a few listens though and it quickly becomes apparent that while there are a lot of similarities between The Killers and Flowers’ solo album, there are enough differences to keep it interesting and given time, Flamingo reveals an amazing depth that it’s easy to miss if you aren’t listening carefully.

Click here for the whole enchilada…

-ST

22
Feb
10

Tiger Out

Hey guys, wattup? I didn’t post this weekend because basically all I did was pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack, pack and after all that packing, I packed, packed, packed, packed and fucking packed some more.

Fuck! Can you handle all that packing? I sure as hell couldn’t! I think I’ve lost my mind a little, jayziz! Probably shouldn’t have dicked around so much during the week…

 

 

This post is to apologise in advance for what a scrappy week this is going to be. Today at 2pm I head to Bloem, then tomorrow I nail the rest of the drive to CT, then Wednesday morning I leave for a 3 day conference with my new company where I probably won’t be able to blog.

If I could, I would blog my ass off while road trippin’, but I’m handing back my work laptop and don’t have one besides that.

BUT, I’m not a total douchebag. To keep you guys entertained while I’m away, here are this site’s top posts to date. Read ‘em slowly, maybe like one a day until I get back on the horse, that way you won’t miss me too badly / forget about me completely.

Wish me luck, and if anything bad happens, always remember that in this life, it’s better to be a slick willy than a smooth arsehole.

Here are the posts:

 

NO.1 “The SlickTiger Guide To Klapping Gym Boet!” (Click it BOET! EAT SOME WEIGHTS!)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/the-slicktiger-guide-to-klapping-gym-boet/

 

NO. 2 “A Sad Day For Dogs” (who knew this post would be so popular?! Weird I tell you, flippin weird)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/a-sad-day-for-dogs/ 

 

NO. 3 “Death By Ayoba!” (the first post that got people all antsy about this site, a classic!)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/death-by-ayoba/ 

 

NO. 4 “The Parlotones Irritate The Living Shit Out Of Me” (self explanatory really…)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/the-parlotones-irritate-the-living-shit-out-of-me/ 

 

NO. 5 “My Top 5 Calvin & Hobbes Christmas Cartoons” (I love Calvin & Hobbes, this is why)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/my-top-5-calvin-hobbes-christmas-cartoons/

 

NO. 6 “Halloween Dos And Donts – A Course For Social Retards” (includes a dildo!)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/halloween-dos-and-donts-a-crash-course-for-social-retards/

 

NO. 7 “Top Billing Is Desensitising My Gag Reflex” (man did I have fun writing this one!)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/top-billing-is-desensitising-my-gag-reflex/

 

NO. 8 “The Most Hungover I’ve Ever Been At Work” (DON’T read this while eating. In fact, probably DON’T read this AT ALL)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/the-most-hungover-ive-ever-been-at-work/

 

NO. 9 “Who Cares About The Killers?” (cause seriously, who the fuck does?)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/who-cares-about-the-killers/

 

NO. 10 “The One Thing I Feel Is Missing From The Interweb” (*5! Yeah! Good for you? Awesome, me too)

https://slicktiger.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/the-one-thing-i-feel-is-missing-from-the-interweb/

 

So yeah, enjoy! And I’ll see you guys on the other side.

Keep on keepin’ on 😉

-ST




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