Songs For Christmas

Album Review of Songs For Christmas by Sufjan Stevens.

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Songs For Christmas

Sufjan Stevens

Songs For Christmas by Sufjan Stevens

Release Date: Nov 21, 2006
Record label: Asthmatic Kitty
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Holiday

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Songs For Christmas - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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Like Avalanche, Songs for Christmas is nothing if not eclectic. A whole sleigh-load of carols and original tunes collected from 2001 to 2006, these songs were written and recorded off the cuff, and naturally many of them feel a little ragged and underdone. But they're far more mature than any of the songs on A Sun Came, and there are moments of quirky holiday splendor -- moments akin to some of the best material on Greetings from Michigan and Illinoise -- that make plowing through the entire five-EP set a pleasure.

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