Recent Stories »

Dr. Tweenus GonzoObligatory Christmas Music Vol. 1 First of all, Obligatory Christmas Music Vol. 1 boasts the best cover art of the year, a crude painting of old Kris Kringle...
Kelly ClarksonWrapped in Red The best advice you could give someone aspiring to write a new seasonal classic is “Unless you can outdo Irving Berlin, Johnny Marks, and Phil...
It’s a Death Metal Xmas A Tale of Two Santas and It’s a Death Metal Nutcracker Sometimes a joke works, and sometimes—as in this case—the concept is more amusing than the...
Various Artists James Brown Died on Christmas Day It’s true, you know: James Brown did die on Christmas Day (in 2006). In a way he’s lucky, because he never had to hear this six-...
Kool & the Gang Kool for the Holidays Way back in the pre-disco days, at least judging by old Soul Train videos of “Jungle Boogie” and “Funky Stuff”, Kool & the Gang was...
Barbra Streisand The Classic Christmas Album This compilation of tracks from La Streisand’s 1967 and 2001 Christmas LPs is unlikely to set anyone’s Yule log ablaze. It is,...
Various Artists An Edmonton Christmas: Live Off the Floor If you’re snowed in somewhere in the wilds of Lamont County this Christmas Eve, you could do a lot worse for...
Rudd YoungLet’s Go Kill Us a Christmas Tree Can’t fault a guy for having a hobby. Troy, New York, resident Rudd Young’s hobby is writing and recording silly songs, then foisting...
The only thread that connects the albums on my list this year is that I liked all of them. And I don’t like much, so that’s saying something. CHVRCHESThe Bones of What You Believe...
Apparently, there was a time when figuring out what to ask for at Christmas wasn’t nearly as difficult as it is today. Popular lore has it that you simply waited until the Sears...

Pages