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Barenaked for the Holidays
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Barenaked Ladies celebrate the holiday season with their ninth major release, Barenaked For The Holidays. This release features many holiday favorites, including "Do They Know It's Christ- mas"(written by Bob Geldof )and "... more »
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Barenaked Ladies celebrate the holiday season with their ninth major release, Barenaked For The Holidays. This release features many holiday favorites, including "Do They Know It's Christ- mas"(written by Bob Geldof )and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," performed with Sarah McLachlan, and seven original tracks including BNL?s new holiday single "Elf ?s Lament," featuring Michael Bublé. Ed Robertson and Steven Page"s distinctive vocals give a fresh sound to traditional holiday classics. Barenaked For The Holidays is sure to be a holiday favorite that is fun,witty and dynamic.
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Megan D. (RN780) from SANTA MARIA, CA
Reviewed on 2/3/2007...
A somewhat irreverent take on Christmas music, but some really great ones too. My favorite is "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Off-beat Beats for the Holidays
Lavode | Sacramento, CA USA | 10/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"BNL joins the tired ranks of groups to release Christmas albums. Of course, they do it in true BNL fashion, and are not content to simply record a bunch of slightly-warmed-over standards. Some of the songs are original compositions, such as "Christmastime (Oh Yeah)," and some are standards done up in BNL's jazzy, rock style. Still others sound as if they are being played on your Grandmother's old electric organ, complete with tacky drum machine. (I have to wonder if this last is a peek into their early Christmas traditions.) And lastly, there are some very off-the-wall tunes, like "Deck the Stills" and "Sleigh Ride" that pretty much sound like the guys screwing around.
All of the tracks are well-polished, and the entire album evokes a holiday spirit. So in that sense, this album is a huge success. I only subtract 1 star because if you're not a fan of the band, you won't be too interested in their interpretation of the standards, and the novelty songs will probably be a bit of a turn off. However, if you like BNL, this is a must-have, even if you skip a few of the songs after listening to them once."
Oh Come On People.. Don't Be So Serious!!
Shed | EDINA, MN United States | 11/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are not a fan of BNL, then you should probably skip this offering. If however, you are a true fan of BNL, and you are able to "enjoy the humor of the situation", then you will like this CD.
BNL has long been a band that has offered up a full spectrum of song styles, including downright goofy/light-hearted ones (i.e "Shopping", "Back", "Yoko Ono", etc). The goofy songs off of this disc are no different. BNL's interpretation of "Oh Holy Night" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" are about as cheesey as they come, and are reminiscent of songs that you would expect to hear at 10pm on a Saturday nite at a bowling alley during a holiday snowstorm.
There's truly something for every BNL fan on this disc. In addition to the mandatory goofyness, there are several touching songs, as well as songs that showcase the groups amazing harmonizing abilities.
If you are a fan of BNL and already have a collection of holiday discs, then do yourself a favor and purchase this one to add to your holiday repertoire."