It wouldn't be Christmas without the usual avalanche of new holiday music. Here we review the latest seasonal releases from today's biggest stars.
Snoop Does Sinatra: Hear the standards like you’ve never heard them before. Gangsta meets ganster in a weed-soaked tribute to the Rat Pack legend. One thing’s for sure: he did it his way!
Marylin Manson: Smells Like Christmas: Manson tries to reboot his career with a family-friendly version of his classic EP Smells Like Children. His retooled version transforms the original themes of sexual abuse and lost innocence into a celebration of nutmeg and scented candles.
A Very Kanye Kwanzaa: Kanye West isn’t exactly clear on what Kwanzaa is, and he’s betting that you aren’t either. With a philosophy as eclectic as his music, he vacillates between Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Rastafarian memes like an elf on angel dust.
Duel of the Divas, Christmas Edition: Celine Dion and Mariah Carey belt out such classics as Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and O Little Town of Bethlehem at top decibel as only they can. As they try to out-emote each other, their full-throated renditions of these lovely carols are sure to shatter your ornaments.
Radiohead, Happy Christmas Album: Discover the true meaning of holiday angst with a moody Christmas album for those short dreary days and long cold nights. A perfect gift for that irritating relative with too much holiday cheer.
Justin Bieber's Favorite Boxing Day Songs: With an entire album full of empty tracks, Bieber is either pulling a fast one on his fans or making an ironic statement about the holiday. Either way, he's betting they'll buy it anyway. The empty box on the cover says it all.
Happy Holidays from Vic, Shannon, and the Small Point Bulletin!