The Mavericks | Hey! Merry Christmas!

One year I spent Christmas in Texas. When I got up on the big day, the sun was shining, the grass was green and the mercury was already climbing...

Mike Love | Reason For the Season

Christmas is always a family affair. Especially for Mike Love. Though this time, it might not be the family you expect. Or at least not the same branch. After...

Sam Morrison Band | The Christmas Album

The Allman Brothers Band never made a Christmas album. Ditto ZZ Top, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger and the original lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Thankfully (or not, depending on your...

Say Sue Me | Christmas, It’s Not A Biggie

If you buy just one holiday-themed EP this year by a female-fronted South Korean surf-punk quartet ... well, it would probably have to be Say Sue Me's Christmas, It's...

Ingrid Michaelson | Songs For the Season

It's the Christmas album of the decade — assuming the decade you're talking about is the 1950s. Singer-songwriter and actress Ingrid Michaelson dials down her adult-contemporary pop persona to...

Delicate Steve | The Christmas Album

This is one of those times when there are simply no words. Because you don't need them. If you're sick of sitting through the umpteenth overwrought, oversung or overtreacled...

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Soundtrack + Tyler, The Creator | Music Inspired by The...

Christmas is about tradition. And here's the thing about traditions: You can't just up and make new ones whenever you feel like it. Of course, that's never stopped anyone...

Whitehorse | A Whitehorse Winter Classic

It's the thought that counts. We all say and hear that throughout the holidays — usually to soften the blow of a disappointing, impersonal gift that ironically displays a...

Thor | Christmas in Valhalla

By great Santa's snow-white beard! Sound the trumpets, unfurl the banners and let the word go forth — the historic event that humanity has long awaited has finally arrived!...

Mitch Ryder | Christmas (Take a Ride)

Nobody gets everything they wish for at the holidays. Not even Mitch Ryder fans. At least, not if they were wishing the Detroit soul-rock legend would bring his hard-driving...

Jessie J | This Christmas Day

Naughty or nice? Even someone who lives under an ice shelf at the North Pole knows that Jessie J tends to skew toward the latter. But like so many...

Greenleaf | Hear The Rivers

Every month, just like clockwork, some loudmouth opens their big yap to proclaim for the umpteenth time that rock is dead. And every month, just like clockwork, another album...

Died | Anonymized Internal Criminals

Plenty of people have told me I need to have my head examined. Died are the first band that could probably do the job — and definitely the first...

Jonwayne | Yuletide Bangerz

There are two kinds of Christmas music people: Traditionalists and progressives. You know which group you're in. But no matter which it is, you might want to take Jonwayne's...

Three Times a Boss | Reviewing Springsteen’s New Trio Of Live Albums

It's a good month to be a Bruce Springsteen fan. With his typical too-much-is-not-enough approach to performance, The Boss is dropping not one, not two, but three different live...

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