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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

36 Ratings

Great Collection of Songs

Unrequited Love,

I'm writing this review mainly as a counter point because Helgajean's was completely unfair to the band. You don't have to be a fan of the language, but don't rate their hard work a "1" simply because you personally need someone to yell "ear muffs" every time there's a dirty word. Fans of Glasvegas will be able to tell even by the 30 second samples that this EP picks up right where the album left off and continues down the same the dreamy, calming landscape that you've come to know and love. This EP is well worth the money... assuming a few bad words don't make you need your Mommy.

Christmas Is Always Sad

anteojosrosa,

I agree with Unrequited Love. The second track is actually one of the better songs on the the EP, and the expletive in question is astonishingly appropriate given the overall oeuvre of Glasvegas.

Frankly I think the initial reviewer was guilty of childishness themself.

Having said that, it's a solid EP if you are A) already familiar with the band and B) like what they do. If you don't meet either of these criteria then this isn't likely your cup of hot java. If you meet the former but don't want to shell out five bucks I'd say you could just snag tracks two and four and get the best stuff this record has to offer... the lonesome wail of of F**k You, It's Over would be well situated in the band's debut album and the Badalamenti riff from Twin Peaks played upon in Please Come Back Home brought back a lot of the same ghostly shivers I got watching the series back in junior high.

About Glasvegas

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, indie rock quartet Glasvegas comprise cousins James Allan (singer and principal songwriter) and Rab Allan (guitar), bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Jonna Löfgren. Although they deftly fused a love of doo wop and classic, Spector-produced pop with a nod to some of the more intense and inventive guitar acts of the '80s, perhaps the band's defining attribute was in James Allan's earnest lyricism. Former Creation boss Alan McGee and ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barât were so struck by a 2006 hometown performance by the band that each went on to ensure that more people witnessed their powerful live sets. Their third single, "Daddy's Gone," was ranked as the second best track of 2007 by NME and even led to the band striking up a friendship with Lisa Marie Presley after the song came to her attention. Next, their platinum-selling debut album, Glasvegas, received widespread praise following its release on Columbia in September 2008, and went on to be nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2009. Less than three months after the release of their debut, the Transylvania-recorded, Christmas-themed EP A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) was issued, bringing further acclaim.

The band's sophomore full-length, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\, was written, demoed, and tracked at a beach house in Santa Monica, California during 2010 before undergoing final production under the direction of Flood in London. Before any recording had taken place, it was announced that original drummer Caroline McKay had left the band. Her replacement, Swedish music student Jonna Löfgren, joined Glasvegas after sessions for the album had been completed. On its release in April 2011, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\ reached the Top Ten of the U.K. album chart and also hit the number one spot in Sweden. To promote the album, the band embarked on a second world tour, which incorporated their biggest European headline gigs to date as well as successful trips to both Australia and Japan. Then, in late 2013, Glasvegas returned with a self-produced third studio album, Later...When the TV Turns to Static, released through BMG. The next couple of years brought further live dates throughout Europe and North America, and Later... also enjoyed a summer 2014 release in Central and South America. To assist with promotion of the album in these territories, the Secret Truth EP was issued, before Allan relocated to Stockholm to work on new material. ~ Katherine Fulton & James Wilkinson

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