Slim pickens for this years new Christmas albums:
* Best Choice – Must Buy:
What a great cd. Andrea has one of the best voices of all time and his Christmas cd is a must. Stand-outs on the album are: “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Adeste Fidelis”, “O Tannenbaum”, “Silent Night”, “Cantinque de Noel”, “Caro Gesu Bambino”, and “God Bless Us Everyone” (from the new A Christmas Carol movie starring Jim Carrey).
The only misstep on the cd is the duet with Mary J Blige “What Child is This”. What a mistake…
I have to say that the version of “Jingle Bells” is oddly enjoyable. It’s a duet with… The Muppets! If you can get by the “oddness” of the track I guarantee you’ll be liking this one!
Aside from a couple of “okay” songs this collection of “winter songs of snow and cold” is a snooze-fest at best. Very mediocre.
* Not Good:
Are we over him yet? He has a good voice but it isn’t distinct and memorable enough for me. A bunch of mediocre songs much like Stings effort. It’s a beter cd than Stings though…
* Avoid at all costs!:
Her voice is grating in this album. Maybe one or two “listenable” songs on it…
* Should be BANNED:
One of the worst things I have ever subjected my ears to. And I’ve listened to some pretty horrible stuff over the years…