Faded Seaside Glamour Greg Gilbert, the leader of this U.K. quartet, sings in an effeminate yet expansive soprano that billows around the band's lush watercolor arrangements. Hence, this… Faded Seaside Glamour Greg Gilbert, the leader of this U.K. quartet, sings in an effeminate yet expansive soprano that billows around the band's lush watercolor arrangements. Hence, this… 2004-05-18 The Delays
Music Review

Faded Seaside Glamour (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 18, 2004; Lead Performance: The Delays

Greg Gilbert, the leader of this U.K. quartet, sings in an effeminate yet expansive soprano that billows around the band's lush watercolor arrangements. Hence, this debut signals the revival of the early-'90s halcyon days of the Cocteau Twins. But where the Twins tended toward soft-focus, the Delays are more rocking, thanks to a big-bottomed rhythm section. Wallflowers will find it hard to sit this one out.

Originally posted May 21, 2004 Published in issue #766 May 21, 2004 Order article reprints
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