Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shelby Lynne - Merry Christmas (Album of the Day)

Shelby Lynne - Merry Christmas

Shelby Lynne's new holiday release "Merry Christmas" offers up the singers signature soulful twang adorning a set of stripped down country arrangements. There's nothin' fancy here and it works beautifully. A melancholy "Silver Bells" , the terrific "Ain't Nothing like Christmas", a somber low-fi take on "O Holy Night" and the bluegrass harmonies of "Christmastime is Coming" are just a few of the high points on this consistantly excellent album.

Shelby Lynne's Merry Christmas is wonderfully thoughtful and heartfelt, featuring true musicianship and first rate songwriting/arranging guided by spare yet perfect production. Highly recommended.

4 honky tonk snow angels out of 5

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