Albums, we are reliably informed, are to be read as coherent wholes.
Alan Mills could elocute. He had a distinguished voice with authority. He was a classically trained operatic bass.
There are – which I’m sure surprises precisely none of you – a lot of artists past their prime who record Christmas music.
When does Christmas actually begin? You may remember, back as we started a new year and the last embers of the Christmas fire smoldered in the fireplace, that we’ve already a
When does Christmas actually end? For a lot of commercial Christmas radio stations, the end of the Christmas period is as early as the evening of Christmas day! While people are pl
When was the last time you heard a Christmas album that was actually fun? I don’t mean funny, in the sense of being a humorous novelty or something awful that a more maliciou
What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.
By pure sales figures alone, the traditional pop crooner, softly singing into electrified microphones, is the king of Christmas music.
British cultural theorist Paul Gilroy famously concieved of the African Diaspora as the Black Atlantic, emphasising the connection between artists and traditions in Africa itself,
Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.
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