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Lovely Christmas compilation,
By A Customer
This review is from: The OC Mix Vol. 3 - Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah (Audio CD)
Considering that this is both the soundtrack for an American teen drama, *and* a Christmas album, it's probably not the CD of choice for most music fans. But this CDs an absolute gem, and deserves a place in anyone's music collection.
Jimmy Eat World's cover of 'Last Christmas' is so good it erases memories of primary school discos and Andrew Ridgeley. Rooney's cover (the only other one on the album) isn't quite as good, but the lazy, slurred vocals sound fantastic with the tight playing.
It's hard to write credible Christmas songs, but considering the names here it's no wonder these bands can pull it off. The Ravonettes opener is sublime, full of echo and atmosphere. And listen to the drums on 'Just Like Christmas'! They sound like they're bing played in a cave.
'Christmas' is a really, really lovely song, as are all the tracks on here. It's a nice short compilation, with no weak tracks. Fantastic and festive, and you should get it.