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Christmas In The Heart

Bob Dylan

Christmas In The Heart

A collection of festive standards given the Dylan treatment

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  1. 8.0 |   The Sunday Times

    Most Christmas albums are rubbish — there’s no denying that. Every now and then, though, someone makes a holiday album that’s actually worth listening to. This year, slightly surreally, it’s Bob Dylan
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  2. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Simultaneously hilarious and heart-warming, Christmas In The Heart is almost up there with Billy Idol's Christmas album as the ultimate alternative Yuletide soundtrack
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Sceptics should go to YouTube and watch the Must Be Santa video clip...delivered by Dylan as a sort of punk-Dickensian Father Christmas from amid the incipient mayhem of a slightly out-of-hand Christmas Eve party
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    He sounds more committed, in fact, than he did on his last couple of albums. Christmas in the Heart is, in no particular order: delightful, silly, intimate in a somewhat phony way, gentle, cornball, crazy, dated, baffling and lovable
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  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Regardless of intent, Christmas in the Heart is a surreal and occasionally rousing collection of gooey holiday ballads, complete with animatronic backing vocals and Nashville-smooth arrangements
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  6. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The effect is like a Woodstock snowfall with the defiance of 1970's Self Portrait
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  7. 6.0 |   The Times

    The effect of that increasingly coarse-grained voice getting downhome and jaunty over the canter-speed sleigh bells of, say, Winter Wonderland can be as funny as it is affecting
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  8. 6.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

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  9. 5.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Sure it's not that good, but there are a million and one other holiday themed albums out there that are worse than Christmas in the Heart
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  10. 5.0 |   The Observer

    There is no doubting the genuineness with which he tackles these old roasted chestnuts... But this Christmas set swerves off into kitsch all too swiftly.
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  11. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s a charity stopgap, a novelty piece, a fun experiment. It’s Bob Dylan’s Christmas gift to you, delivered with warmth from his heart, even if his tongue is in his cheek.
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  12. 4.0 |   Uncut

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  13. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Many are the musical atrocities committed in the names of Christmas and charity; but rarely can they have been as downright weird as Christmas In The Heart
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  14. 4.0 |   Q

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  15. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    Christmas In The Heart is quite an oddity, and it's probably only for Dylan completists
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  • 1. Here Comes Santa Claus £0.99
  • 2. Do You Hear What I Hear? £0.99
  • 3. Winter Wonderland £0.99
  • 4. Hark the Herald Angels Sing £0.99
  • 5. I'll Be Home for Christmas £0.99
  • 6. Little Drummer Boy £0.99
  • 7. The Christmas Blues £0.99
  • 8. O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) £0.99
  • 9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas £0.99
  • 10. Must Be Santa £0.99
  • 11. Silver Bells £0.99
  • 12. The First Noel £0.99
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