Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kringle's Capsule Review: The Refreshments - Christmas Wishes: The Best of Rock 'n' Roll X-mas (2010)

The Refreshments - Christmas Wishes:The Best of Rock 'n' Roll X-mas (2010)

Swedish purveyors of classic retro rock and roll with a rockabily roadhouse feel get thier Christmas on with Christmas Wishes: The Best of Rock 'n' Roll X-Mas. These boys may be from the land of Ikea and Abba but they channel real American roots rock nearly as well as fellow Euro pub-rockers like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds and Dr. Feelgood and a fair number of contemporary American artists in the genre. I was pleasantly surprised by "Christmas Wishes", it would a perfect accompaniment for a holiday road trip or yuletide house party.

Fave tracks: The Xmas Race, Rock 'n' Roll X-mas, At Christmas Time, Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me, Christmas Must Be Tonight.

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