It’s that time of year, Christmas Carols have started blasting in the shopping centres and some of you will already be over them but there are some decent Christmas albums out at the moment to have a listen to. Here is a list of some of the top selling Christmas albums of 2013.
Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
Kelly Clarkson has always talked about recording a Christmas record and she’s finally done it. ‘Wrapped In Red’ is a mix of original and classic Christmas songs that she’s recorded featuring 5 songs that she wrote herself. The sound is very classy, classic and still holds her pop and country roots. Her vocals are outstanding and are really showcased in these impressive tracks. Highlights include ‘Run Run Rudolph’, ‘Wrapped In Red’, ‘Underneath The Tree’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘4 Carats’. Kelly also does a cover of ‘My Favourite Things; from ‘The Sound Of Music’ which has strangely become a popular Christmas song due to it’s winter themes. Just like most Christmas albums some of the songs lack the drive to keep you interested but makes for great background music. I was very impressed by this Christmas record and this will personally be the album I will be playing this holidays.
Michael Buble – Christmas
‘Christmas’ is Buble’s fifth studio album and is the follow up to his 2003 Christmas EP titled ‘Let Is Snow’. This record features his original take on Christmas classics turning them into Jazz/Pop standards. At times some of the songs can be a bit bland and boring as they are very repetitive in the way they sound. However he pulls it off with his smooth vocals and a sound that will have you bopping along this Christmas. Buble has included one original Christmas track titled ‘Cold December Night which is a very decent upbeat track. Highlights include; ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Cold December Night’. He has recently repackaged this album with a few bonus tracks that didn’t feature on the album when it was first released in 2011.
Human Nature – The Christmas Album
Surprisingly the new Christmas album from Human Nature has already been a popular choice for this year and it’s not too bad. The vocals and harmonies really suit the arrangements and will be a popular choice for people wanting classic Christmas carols with a modern day twist. Highlights include ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Christmas’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. It’s personally not my favourite Christmas CD but is slowly growing on me with the superb vocals from the members being the real highlight.
Sanity – Traditional Christmas Carols
If you want to get some traditional Christmas carols head down to Sanity where they are exclusively selling a Christmas card containing a CD of 15 traditional Christmas carols from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and many more. This card is only selling for $5 so get in quick before stock sells out.