Holidays Rule (CD)


Various Artists

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Amoeba Review

11/19/2012

You can be hip and cool and still love Christmas, as this collection proves! And have a wonderful time doing it. An impressive spectrum of indie rockers and legends assemble herein for joyously rockin' versions of their favorite holiday tunes. For starters, FUN. rock out "Sleigh Ride" in their jittery, melancholy style, with sleigh bells and twinkles. Then the Shins play a rich, shimmering version of Paul McCartney's '80s anthem "Wonderful Christmastime." It's not just the young folks getting in on the action -- Macca himself gives us "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," and legendary soul woman Irma Thomas croons a shivery-good "May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas." There's plenty of left-field Americana from the Punch Brothers and Civil Wars, gutbucket troubadouring from Heartless Bastards and Andrew Bird, and lovely tunes from alt-rockers like Eleanor Friedberger and the Fruit Bats. Garage-rock queen Holly Golightly delivers a real gem with "That's What I Want for Christmas." Tough cookies may disdain holiday glop from Michael Buble and the Mannheim Steamroller, but no musical Scrooge could fail to dig this collection of cool carols. It's the perfect soundtrack for any hip Xmas shindig!



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sleigh Ride
Fun. 03:37
2.
Wonderful Christmastime
The Shins 02:26
3.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Rufus Wainwright , Sharon Van Etten 04:13
4.
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Paul McCartney 03:35
5.
(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag
Black Prairie , Sallie Ford 03:35
6.
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
The Civil Wars 02:34
7.
Green Grows The Holly
Calexico 03:59
8.
We Need A Little Christmas
AgesandAges 03:14
9.
That's What I Want For Christmas
Holly Golightly 02:20
10.
May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas
Irma Thomas , Preservation Hall Jazz Band 02:32
11.
Blue Christmas
Heartless Bastards 02:09
12.
Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Eleanor Friedberger 05:08
13.
It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
Fruit Bats 03:00
14.
Señor Santa (Mister Santa)
Y La Bamba 03:12
15.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
The Punch Brothers 04:04
16.
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
The Head and the Heart 04:28
17.
Auld Lang Syne
Andrew Bird 04:32

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