Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up For Christmas

For some reason, the most melancholy singer songwriters make the best Christmas songs. This one, by the amazing Aimee Mann, is from the point of view of an addict, which, seriously, doesn’t get talk about that much, and usually not in an entire concept album with a Christmas song near the end.
Mann is a true singer songwriter, employing some wonderful phrases. “The business of the prodigal son” particularly stands out.
Mann has some great other Christmas songs. Her album One More Drifter in the Snow, particularly her cover of the song from The Grinch, is inspired.

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