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Song of the day: It’s Christmas (kinda)

Hello Song of the Dayers,

Its Christmas, or nearly. Not sure when you celebrate it, today or tomorrow or not at all. And apart from the marvellous The XX Christmas single that I gave you just last week, I have been keeping another secret for today.

Sufjan Stevens (also known as the poet of indie) has done a wonderful and extensive (5 EPs 42 songs!) Christmas box set. It has everything from your common carols to some originals he has created. As I previously mentioned I’m really not a fan of Christmas music but every now and again you got to give in and get into the mood – and I will allow this indie Christmas songs for a whole 24 hours a year.

So if your family force you to put it on how bout you just talk them into streaming the full album here.

If its not your style then I also found this great top 10 list by Diffuser.

Stay festive and carol on.

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Song of the day: The XX XMas

Hello kids,

So you may think that I am obsessed with the XX and talk too much about them. You would be right, and to prove a point here’s another post about them.

But people, come on, is there anything this band can’t do superbly? Yesterday the recorded a Christmas tune in the BBC Radio 1 live lounge and made it sound like the hippest and newest tune. I mean I’m not even a fan of Christmas jingles. In fact I am an anti-fan but this is just a FANTASTIC cover.

Now I know what you are thinking – The XX + Christmas carol = really? Well don’t worry in true XX style they picked the most appropriate song they could Last Christmas – which is all about vulnerability and heartbreak. Now that sounds exactly like the XX. And then they put loads of heavy synthiser and whispery singing and BINGO. You get the XX sound.

It’s just so great hurry up and listen to it

 

Now if only the shops could be playing this instead of those horrendously happy-clappy-shoot-me-garbage.