Low, Christmas (Chair Kickers' Union)
Just got the Low "Christmas" CD in the mail today. It is really beautiful and sad. Some really nice songs, 5 originals and 3 standards. "Just Like Christmas" starts the disc off and is a little weird because it is the fastest song I've ever heard Low put out. "If You Were Born Today" is from the Wurlitzer Jukebox 7" they put out in 1997 and also appears on Low's live album "One More Reason To Forget." It is an incredible song about Jesus and quite possibly the most moving Christmas song you'll hear in a long time. And that's where my comment about the album being sad comes in. Low, being Mormons, have no real understanding of who the real Jesus is. Jesus is not the spirit brother of Satan and He is not a being who was created. Jesus is the Creator. He is God (John 1:1).
OK, enough preaching.
I would highly recommend picking this up (from Low's mail order, live shows, and select distributors) It is a nice change of pace from all of the happy, upbeat (read: "cheesy") Christmas albums out on the market. If you're like me and feel depressed (and Low) during the holiday season, this will fit your mood nicely.
Written by Eric Kesner.
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