The Noisey Advent Calendar

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
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Only Fucked Up Could Save "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

The original Band Aid single stunk real bad, but a star-studded, indie rock remake in 2009—featuring Bob Mould, Tegan & Sara, and David Cross—turned it upside down.
Alex Robert Ross
12.24.18
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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
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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
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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
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Pete Wentz Has Learned the True Meaning of Christmas

Fall Out Boy's bassist tells us about his band's 2002 Christmas song, "Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" and his new, mellower attitude towards the holidays.
Alex Robert Ross
12.20.18
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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

A few thoughts on getting old.
Alex Robert Ross
12.19.18
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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
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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
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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
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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
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For the Love of Joey Ramone, Put the Fighting Aside This Christmas

"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" slowly became a punkish Christmas mainstay, but Joey's raw first demo of the song deserves more attention.
Alex Robert Ross
12.14.18
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