Glasvegas - Glasvegas
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Scottish band's debut album was produced by Rich Costey and lead singer James Allen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Praise indeed but then these hard-nosed softies are unique and this, make no mistake, is their "Definitely Maybe," the quintessential noise-pop set of the modern age.
  2. It's a gut punch of a debut, and one that makes you believe Glasvegas are one of those rare, rare bands who might just have that perfect record in them.
  3. The album’s a bit of a fluke, no question, but it’s also an absolute gem.
  4. There's much here to justify Alan McGee's awe. [Oct 2008, p.148]
  5. Glasvegas create wall-of-distortion melodrama that draws on the Jesus and Mary Chain, Sixties girl groups and the Velvet Underground's rain-dance pulse. It makes for a compelling blend of grays--lit by singer James Allan's high, bright hurrahs.
  6. 60
    If you’re simply after retro thrills, though, these boozy anthems will provide you with one very happy hour.
  7. Glasvegas is determinedly provincial, insisting there is grandeur in everyday lives. But what sounds rousing in Britain can sound sodden and overwrought to American ears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. JonathanB.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    A once in a generation fantastic album.
  2. craig
    Jan 6, 2009
    10
    Simply the best debut record to come out of the UK since franz ferdinand if not oasis. brilliant!!!
  3. DW
    Feb 3, 2009
    10
    Fantastic album - go buy it!
  4. discombobulator
    Dec 17, 2008
    8
    A great album from a band that Im definitely going to keep an ear out for in the years to come. Great lyrics and poppy tunes with dark subject matter. Real good. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2012
    7
    I think this record and this band are over rated big time. While it's not a bad record, and it does have some good stuff on it, I'm not sure I agree with the acclaim it got. It get's a bit repetitive after a while and the vocals get old pretty quick. Geraldine is a good song and the standout track for me, the rest of it kind of blends in together. Expand
  6. Axident
    Nov 10, 2008
    7
    Good thing!
  7. SamF
    Jan 20, 2009
    0
    Utter sh*t and GROSSLY overrated.

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