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  • Summary: 'Glamour' is the debut disc for the English band led by singer Greg Gilbert, whose voice has drawn him numerous comparisons to the Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser (as odd as that may sound).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Where the [Cocteau] Twins tended toward soft-focus, the Delays are more rocking, thanks to a big-bottomed rhythm section. [21 May 2004, p.77]
  2. There is an element of beauty in Delays that is rare to find these days, and with such an accomplished debut they have an excellent shot at growing into something truly special.
  3. The first British guitar band in a decade to lay a serious claim to the melodic guitar pop throne invented by the Byrds and the Hollies, and last occupied by the Stone Roses and the La's.
  4. It stands out from the pack thanks to lead vocalist Greg Gilbert.
  5. Despite some strong ideas and a few memorable songs, Faded Seaside Glamour remains notable mostly for the vocals: the album's ups and downs follow Gilbert's voice almost exactly, best when he's hitting high notes, mundane when he's not.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Teeters between over-studied perfection and heavenly pop glory. [May 2004, p.101]
  7. If The Delays had succeeded in making the latter five-sixths of their debut as wondrous as the first portion, they could be credited with fair miracles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TimE.
    Jan 13, 2005
    10
    Album of the year, hands down. "Wanderlust" brings us back to the days when such talented bands as the Cocteau Twins graced us with there Album of the year, hands down. "Wanderlust" brings us back to the days when such talented bands as the Cocteau Twins graced us with there etheral textures. Forget Coldplay, this is the band that I've waited for all my life. Expand
  2. JasonS
    Jun 29, 2004
    9
    Really good album...
  3. john
    Apr 25, 2005
    9
    The best album I heard from a recent British band. Jeff buckley-esque vocals, 80s chimings guitars and strong songs. The album starts very The best album I heard from a recent British band. Jeff buckley-esque vocals, 80s chimings guitars and strong songs. The album starts very well but does go a little downhill towards the end. However its still a great debut which shows massive potential and are certainly a band to watch Expand
  4. FS
    Jul 20, 2004
    8
    Summer itself