Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift for You
it isn’t, but Glasvegas’ A Snowflake Fell
mishmashes Spector’s Wall of Sound, reverbed explosions with the Jesus and Mary Chain’s noise-scraped darklands of twisting, snarling squalls. The result is an oddball holiday record that embraces the former king of the ‘60s single’s Wagnerian approach to pop with as much fervor as their full-length debut dedicates itself to unabashed earnestness. This is a bit more than a simple holiday cash-in, but it falls short of anything all that necessary or memorable. Call it stocking filler --
which, as far as puns go, is at least as good as the EP's title.