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Monday, December 20, 2010

Let the Weirdos Make Holiday Music: Download a Free Xmas Album from Banjo or Freakout

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 6:22 AM

Nothing puts us in the holiday spirit like whispery vocals and rattling electronics.
  • Nothing puts us in the holiday spirit like whispery vocals and rattling electronics.
And now, an argument in favor of Christmas music -- that is, if it's made by non-pop-stars. After this definitive indication of what usually happens when you let mainstreamers make Christmas songs (that is, irritation, boredom, and self-flagellation) let's consider something else: Banjo Or Freakout's irretrievably weird album of Christmas songs, which is mild, entrancing, and yours for free. 

Turns out this XA2010 is Alessio Natalizia's second crack at an album of Christmas covers. And mostly, it sounds like looking out at a wintry world from inside a snow globe. We consider that a good thing.

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