Welcome to Las Vegas, a tribute to Flowers' hometown, is a likeable if unimaginative pop anthem. Its cliched lyrics are compensated by his sincerity.
Hard Enough is a charming love duet with RiloKiley's Jenny Lewis, and perhaps the highlight of the album. A delightful scattering of piano notes perfectly complements their voices. The lyrics are a little hackneyed, but the grip on tempo and beat is masterful.
The first single from the album, Crossfire starts slowly, but picks up to become a decent heartland rock song. Still, you can't shake the feeling that it could have been so much better.
Ultimately, Flamingo never wows, and seems to be just short of becoming a good album. Flowers sings easily within his comfort zone, churning out unremarkable tunes with unremarkable lyrics.
Every song is a solid piece of work, with only the occasional cringe at what Flowers has to say.