Sound — 9
Glasvegas brings a classic doo-wop style of playing to their music, as well as heavy punching guitar sounds and marching drum beats. This blends together very well to create something completely unique, and compliments the very strong scottish accent of the vocals. Described as one of the years greatest triumphs this debut, and it's powerful sound, makes it clear to see why.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very socially conscious, and reflect modern life in a way that hasn't been done this successfully since The Clash or The Specials. Though the energy and the sound of Glasvegas is the most impressive features of this album songs like "Flowers and Football Tops" and "Daddy's Gone" do show the skill that James Allan (lyricist and vocalist)has for words, comparisions with Joe Strummer come to mind...
Overall Impression — 10
Despite comparisons with other bands, Glasvegas does remain unique and there sound is like nothing else you'll ever here. don't let the strong accent throw you off, after a couple of listens you will learn to love it, and would find the songs empty without it. The bands singles "Geraldine" and "Daddy's Gone" are both very impressive, as well as addictively catchy, but all songs on this debut are worthy of many listens as they are all perfect in there own imperfect ways... P.S. If it were stolen I would definately buy it again!