Release date: 4th April
Reviewed by: Thomas Ryan
Skiddle rating: 3.5/5
Glasvegas' long awaited follow up to their self titled release in 2008 marks a reassuring development for the Glaswegian band.
The title Euphoric ///Heartbreak \\\ provides a fitting description for the release, which still consists of their trademark atmospheric sound, but with synths becoming more frequent than earlier work - contributing to the euphoria and complimenting the other instrumentation well.
Glasvegas continue to develop their lyrics of honesty and angst, branding the band with its originality. What attracted me personally to their previous work was the daringness of their lyrics and subject matter which is furthered with this new release. And it's something greatly needed in the current musical climate, in which this band would dominate.
Structurally, the album is near perfect. Many tracks stand out as being popular anthems for this coming year, as well as the entrusted single 'Euphoria Take My Hand.' 'Shine like stars' and 'Whatever Hurts You Through The Night' both also have the traits needed for a successful popular record.
Originally published: 10th Mar 2011