Album: Glasvegas, A Snowflake Fall (and It Felt Like a Kiss), (Sony)

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There's a pleasing arrogance to Glasvegas, and it manifests itself in their decision to end their first full year as an overground band with a Christmas album.

The sheer, shiver-inducing beauty of this six-track mini-LP is almost more of a shock than their debut. The Crystals-related title of the album, the Darlene Love-inspired "Please Come Back Home", and indeed the whole concept acknowledges Glasvegas' debt to Phil Spector. It's scary to imagine what this band is capable of giving us through 2009.

Pick of the Album: Baby please don't come home: 'Fuck You, It's Over'