User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. JasonS
    Jun 29, 2004
    9
    Really good album...
  2. FS
    Jul 20, 2004
    8
    Summer itself
  3. 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 etheral textures. Forget Coldplay, this is the band that I've waited for all my life.
  4. 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 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
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 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.
  2. Rolling Stone
    60
    Genteel, eminently tuneful. [24 Jun 2004, p.179]
  3. After a great start, Faded Seaside Glamour loses its way and ultimately fails to inspire.