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All the Music You Might Have Missed Over the Christmas Break

Feat. Alice Glass, Azealia Banks, Dej Loaf, Childish Gambino and more.
Daisy Jones
1.2.19
Noisey 2018

We Made You a Massive Playlist of Actually Decent Christmas Songs

These are waaay better to drunkenly shout along to than that fucking deranged Wizzard song.
Daisy Jones
12.26.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Remains Perfect

On the last day of The Noisey Advent Calendar, let's all listen to Darlene Love's staggering original from Phil Spector's 1963 Christmas compilation.
Alex Robert Ross
12.25.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

With "Santa's Coming Over," Low Embraced a Creepy-Ass Christmas

The Duluth trio's "Just Like Christmas" might be the indie classic, but the terrifying "Santa's Coming Over" deserves more attention.
Alex Robert Ross
12.23.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Put Rae Sremmurd's Christmas Songs in the Holiday Hall of Fame

Slim Jxmmi's "Nothing for Christmas" and Swae Lee's "Christmas at Swae's" are both weird, nonsensical, and unfocused. What a relief.
Alex Robert Ross
12.22.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

De La Soul's "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa" Is the Darkest Christmas Song

The core of their 1991 LP 'De La Soul Is Dead' told a story of violent abuse and murderous retaliation. It's as frightening today as it was when it first came out.
Alex Robert Ross
12.21.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode

Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
12.18.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Owen Ashworth Writes the Loneliest Christmas Songs

As both Advance Base and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Ashworth has traversed America, carefully detailing the coldest Christmases imaginable.
Alex Robert Ross
12.17.18
Objectively Correct Lists

The Best Christmas Presents for the Music Fan You Don't Know All That Well

Look, we get it, buying stuff for relative strangers can be hard, so here's a few of the weirder things that musicians are selling this year.
Ryan Bassil
12.17.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Remember When Beck Made The World's Greatest Hanukkah-Themed Funk-Rap Song?

"The Little Drum Machine Boy," stashed away on a Geffen Records compilation, was absurd even by Beck's standards. Twenty-two years later, it's still great.
Alex Robert Ross
12.16.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Glam Rock's Friendly Fight for Christmas Dominance

In 1973, Britain's obsession with the Christmas number one took hold. Forty-five years later, with the country in crisis again, Slade and Wizzard aren't going anywhere.
Alex Robert Ross
12.15.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The Christmassy, slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today—and reprised at the White House a year later—became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.12.18
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