Christmas Albums – 2009

Slim pickens for this years new Christmas albums:

* Best Choice – Must Buy:

Andrea Bocelli

My Christmas

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!

* Avoid:

Sting

If On A Winter's Night...

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:

David Archuletta

Christmas From The Heart

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!:

Tori Amos

Midwinter Graces [CD/DVD Combo]

Her voice is grating in this album. Maybe one or two “listenable” songs on it…

* Should be BANNED:

Bob Dylan

Christmas In the Heart

One of the worst things I have ever subjected my ears to. And I’ve listened to some pretty horrible stuff over the years…

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Everyone!

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