Most Christmas albums are at least sentimental, if not sickening. This album builds on Lows excellent 'Christmas EP' from last December, indeed, track twenty is the sublime opening track from that EP. The track stood out on Lows EP as by far the most emotional and uplifting, but on this compilation it sits prouldly amongst songs of equal callibre. The selection reads like a manifesto of the direction of contemporary music, with a good selection of new bands with more established likes. Every track is excellent, the album will grow for many years to come. Especially worth listening to are the contributions from Six by Seven, Teenage Fanclub, Low, Snow Patrol and the Eels (who break with their more traditional depression to proclaim 'everythings gonna be cool this Christmas'). Buy this album if you have a soul, if not, just spin up last years "Best Xmas in the world...." and weep.