- Audio CD (Jan. 2 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Compilation
- Label: EMI Music Canada
- ASIN: B0000AM6O3
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Spotlight On Christmas - Rufus Wainwright|
|2. The Winter Song - Eisley|
|3. O Holy Night - Avril Lavigne & Chantal Kreviazuk|
|4. Xmas Cake - Rilo Kiley|
|5. Silent Night - Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan|
|6. Donde Esta Santa Claus? - Guster|
|7. Rudy - The Be Good Tanyas|
|8. Christmas Song - Dave Matthews Band|
|9. Go Tell It On The Mountain - Oh Susanna|
|10. Green Christmas - Barenaked Ladies|
|11. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Martina Sorbara|
|12. Donna & Blitzen - Badly Drawn Boy|
|13. White Christmas - The Flaming Lips|
|14. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Sixpence None The Richer|
I ESPECIALLY loved Avril Lavigne's "O Holy Night" - While I am not a Christian, I was VERY moved by the passion I felt from her and Chantal Kreviazuk. It reminded me of how I felt about Christmas many years ago.
If you want a little diversity in your Christmas album collection, purchase this album!!
Nettwork Records has been putting out some great Christmas music in recent years, they had a compilation about three years ago as well called "Christmas Songs" that I will review later.
I have been listening to this album for several weeks now and the following are the tracks that have grown on me:
"Donna And Blitzen" by Badly Drawn Boy is the best new Christmas song I have heard so far this year. It's an amazing track that grows on you with each listen. Give it some time, I was underwhelmed with it at first but you will be rewarded with repeated listening. Now I can't get it out of my head whenever I play it!
In fact, the entire album is like that. No song grabs you right away. You need to be patient with this material. This collection has a lot of subtleties that are well worth exploring
Starting from the top, Rufus Wainwright has an original song "Spotlight On Christmas" which is quite good. I'm going to have to check some other stuff out from this artist. Eisley's "The Winter Song" is interesting - I like it! The version of "O Holy Night" by Avril Lavigne & Chantal Kreviazuk is not bad either. Don't understand the negative comments here about the singing. Though the voice of the first singer does remind me of Meadow Soprano from the HBO series for some odd reason!
Next is a very intriguing song called "Xmas Cake" by Rilo Kiley. I have no idea who she is (or most of the artists on this album for that matter) but I'll have to check out some of her other work. Very well done track and probably the second best of this collection.
Now I just don't get the next song ("Silent Night").Read more ›