Weezer was one of T’s favorite bands in middle school… at least, I assume that’s the case because a) he knew who they were and that they had a Christmas album, and b) he suggested I use it for this series. I wouldn’t have even thought to choose it on my own, but after listening, I actually really like it.
The album is short and sweet, with only six songs totaling thirteen minutes. That’s okay though, because it’s packed with energy. The electric guitar and drums pretty much drive the whole thing forward and give each song a refreshingly un-classic sound, even though all six songs are old, solid Christmas favorites. At the same time, the vocals are actually quite simple, which fits the “can I sing along to this” bill. Two points.
I don’t know if I could pick a favorite song because they’re all pretty similar in sound and style, so here’s a good representative sample. My conclusion, as you can probably tell, is that I’ll be keeping this EP around for some stylistic variety in my Christmas playlist.
- Day 18: London Philharmonic – Messiah
- Day 17: She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas
- Day 16: Straight No Chaser – Christmas Cheers
- Day 15: Point of Grace – A Christmas Story
- Day 14: The Cambridge Singers – The John Rutter Christmas Album
- Day 13: Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
- Day 12: Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
- Day 11: The Muppets – A Green and Red Christmas
- Day 10: Josh Groban – Noel
- Day 9: Michael W. Smith – Christmas
- Day 8: Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
- Day 7: Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me
- Day 6: Amy Grant – Home For Christmas
- Day 5: Renée Fleming – Christmas in New York
- Day 4: Neil Diamond – The Christmas Album
- Day 3: Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Day 2: Sufjan Stevens – Songs For Christmas
- Day 1: Bing Crosby – Christmas Classics