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PaulF

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Best Christmas Music
« on: December 18, 2010, 07:51:24 pm »
As the antidote to MattC's thread.

Acceptable Christmas music.

I nominate Low's Christmas EP

jogler

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 07:59:33 pm »
Carole's such as
Silent Night sung by a good choir

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 08:02:03 pm »
As the antidote to MattC's thread.

Acceptable Christmas music.

I nominate Low's Christmas EP

Seconded.  Nice to hear it on prime time TV trails.  Ah, distorted noise coupled with a pretty melody :thumbsup:
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 08:04:00 pm »
Fairytale of New York :thumbsup:

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:06:09 pm »
Waitresses: Christmas Rapping

once-a-year slightly cheesy guilty pleasure.  But a classic pop song

I also have somewhere Phil Spector's Christmas Album, which works well in association with a surfeit of egg nog and some mistletoe

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 08:06:45 pm »
MV, you beat me to that by two seconds.   I was just finding it on YouTube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyEztz6nY9Q
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 08:07:40 pm »
Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble create some brilliant soundscapes to wrap a Christmas around.

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 08:10:44 pm »
MV, you beat me to that by two seconds.   I was just finding it on YouTube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyEztz6nY9Q

sorry ;)

Our broadband is too slow to even think about youtube...

Great song tho  :thumbsup:

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 08:13:11 pm »
Waitresses: Christmas Rapping

This.

And Greg Lake's "I Believe in Father Christmas".
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 08:16:31 pm »
Fairytale of New York :thumbsup:

Gets me every time.

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 08:18:14 pm »
I will probably listening to John Coltrane.
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 08:35:00 pm »
I nominate Low's Christmas EP

But as I mentioned on another thread - high street shops now routinely slip "Just Like Christmas" in between Slade and Wham. That was our song! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!

I only ever liked that song though, I found the rest of that e.p. a bit too, er, Christian.

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 09:23:19 pm »
I've got a nice dinner jazz-type sax album of all the Xmas hits done in a 'music for elevators' kinda way that we may listen to. 

Failing that, the 1960s Phil Spector Xmas Album still gets an occasional dusting-off.

... and of course, Kevin Wilson's 'Hey Santa Claus, you c***, where's my f****** bike?'
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 09:45:43 pm »
Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble create some brilliant soundscapes to wrap a Christmas around.

Good call just put on Officium

Clandy

Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 09:49:55 pm »
I don't have a particular favourite, there are so many fantastic christmas tunes, but <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2n3D9uz872Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/2n3D9uz872Y&rel=1</a> always puts me in the chrimbly mood.

Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2010, 10:17:02 pm »
It's got to be The Torero Band 100% Cheese

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2010, 10:37:36 pm »
Annie Lennox's new album...

Classic Christmas music with a twist.  Absolutely fecking fantastic!
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2010, 10:41:01 am »
I have to dissent from that view.  They've played a lot of it on Radio 2.  It is, by a large margin, the worst thing she has ever done.
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2010, 11:50:34 am »
I have to dissent from that view.  They've played a lot of it on Radio 2.  It is, by a large margin, the worst thing she has ever done.

Yebbut your head's addled - so we can give your opinions their due weight...  :demon: :P
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 12:03:18 pm »
It has to be Christmas Time by The Darkness.  Any band who can get a childrens' choir singing "Bells End" repeatedly gets my vote

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2010, 01:22:45 pm »
I have to dissent from that view.  They've played a lot of it on Radio 2.  It is, by a large margin, the worst thing she has ever done.

I saw the ad for it on C4 and thought to myself "that looks like Annie Lennox but surely she wouldn't do anything so awful?"
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2010, 02:16:19 pm »
I like it all. Phil Spector's Christmas album, Slade, Wizzard, Wham!, everything on my vinyl Now That' s What I Call Christmas, all of it. I just wish Take That had a Christmas song.

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2010, 02:29:43 pm »
...I just wish Take That had a Christmas song.
...

Don't worry, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SAyw_Eo4oPw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SAyw_Eo4oPw&rel=1</a>

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2010, 03:01:18 pm »
I have to dissent from that view.  They've played a lot of it on Radio 2.  It is, by a large margin, the worst thing she has ever done.

I saw the ad for it on C4 and thought to myself "that looks like Annie Lennox but surely she wouldn't do anything so awful?"

I must encourage you to listen to it.

Her voice has detoriated a bit since she had the problem with her vocal chords - but it has given her a slightlier huskier voice.  And that suits the versions of the carols she is singing on this album.

It was funny, I was listening to some Joan Baez - and the similarity between the later Baez and Lennox voices is quite striking.
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2010, 03:36:48 pm »
Anything played by a Salvation Army band. I can listen to most of it ok, but once they get to In the Bleak Mid Winter, I well up...

I love a brass band anyway, but how is the the Sally Army manage a timbre all of their own? Or is it just the association with charity in my mind.

And in guilty pleasures, I'm a sucker for A Spaceman Came Travelling.  There, I've said it.
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