Christmas by Michael Bublé (Reprise Records, 2011. 52 minutes)
Michael Bublé is a Canadian singer and actor, who found wide acclaim interestingly through performances at business parties, and later a wedding. He has won three grammy awards for best traditional pop album, and multiple Juno awards as well. With his 2007 album, Call Me Irresponsible, he reached the top of the Billboard top 200 chart.
Christmas time is here, and with it, new Christmas albums. These albums range from good to bad, but a few have caught my attention. So be forewarned; I will be reviewing one album a week through Christmas with an effort to spread the word and good cheer. So, Merry Christmas!
Michael Bublé’s album, Christmas, is one that harkens back to Baby, It’s Cold Outside, and many other old crooner Christmas classics. Michael Bublé, in his standard fashion, brings back the croon with a few new tunes as well. He starts the album with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” in an homage to the Bing Crosby classic.
Bublé also brings some not-so-classic Christmas tunes into play, including a poppy original tune, “Cold December Night” and Darlene Love’s arrangement of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” While I certainly prefer Bublé when he is singing Sinatra-esque songs, his pop tunes provide Christmas cheer just as well as the older classics.
Posted By: Andrew Jacobson