Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Glasvegas have managed to top their own previous efforts before we've even had the chance to get used to them properly.
  2. ‘Careful What You Wish For’s quality--along with that of everything else here, not least the closing ‘Silent Night’, featuring a full church choir epically utilised to yank up every hair on the back of the listener’s neck--re-confirms Glasvegas’ position as the most exciting British band right now.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Glasvegas still strike the heart-strings, even without noisy guitars. [Jan 2008, p.94]
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    It makes for one of the few Christmas albums that stands repeated listening. [Jan 2009, p.116]
  5. Under The Radar
    70
    The contrasting, wrenching emotions of 'Fuck You, It's Over' and 'Please Come Back Home' are surpasssed only by the title track which perhaps most closely recalls Yuletide tunes of old. [Winter 2009, p.80]
  6. This is a bit more than a simple holiday cash-in, but it falls short of anything all that necessary or memorable.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 5, 2016
    7
    Christmas EP's are always curious. You wonder will the artists go for a an attempt at a pop classic with a safety net of parody protectingChristmas EP's are always curious. You wonder will the artists go for a an attempt at a pop classic with a safety net of parody protecting their credibility or will you get a genuine piece of art. Glasvegas's attempt is a million miles away from parody, instead focusing on the memories often evoked by Christmas time. The Ghost of Christmas Past is omnipresent across all tracks. The title track is the standout but there are plenty others as well. The thing about the band I find hard is the accented vocals. It's wears thin after a while. Full Review »