Glasvegas

  • Record Label: SonyBMG
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2009
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 57
  2. Negative: 8 out of 57

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  1. Will
    Oct 24, 2008
    6
    I was dissappointed. The first few songs are excellent but the rest is a bit uninspiring and the music becomes a little bland and predictable.
  2. JoeyD
    Apr 7, 2009
    6
    Best U2 cover band I've heard in a while!
  3. KymP.
    Jan 7, 2009
    5
    Musically, it's not too bad. It has some catchy, well fleshed out hooks and reasonable song progression. But, just as Jay K mentioned, the lyrics are atrocious. Daddy's Gone is indeed, juvenile...but listening to the track 'Stabbed' is simply painful. Also, the multiple quoting of known rhymes or pop references "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..", "Liar liar Musically, it's not too bad. It has some catchy, well fleshed out hooks and reasonable song progression. But, just as Jay K mentioned, the lyrics are atrocious. Daddy's Gone is indeed, juvenile...but listening to the track 'Stabbed' is simply painful. Also, the multiple quoting of known rhymes or pop references "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..", "Liar liar pants on fire" "What's the story, morning glory" etc is sickening. Ugh. Expand
  4. JayK
    Oct 22, 2008
    4
    Despite all the hype, this album is not that good. Musically, it does stop you in your tracks when you hear its sound. Lyrically, however, it is brain-dead. Most 14-year old children of divorced parents could write more meaningful lyrics than those of "Daddy's gone". This song reminds me of Mike Myers singing "Just the two of us" in Austin Powers.
  5. markp.
    Nov 3, 2008
    4
    As overrated as Oasis, and just as mediocre. Middle of the road stuff, yawn. America is making the most interesting Indie music these days, by far.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Glasvegas maybe won't change lives but with its rich indie wall-of-sound nostalgia trip, it should get a few kids delving through their influences and forming space-rock bands.
  2. It's another debut album laid low by ravages of hype.
  3. So believe it: this is the real thing, no-one’s crying wolf, not even Alan McGee.