Sound in Residence is the weekly track-oriented recommendation list from Resident Sound and Lubert Das. It’s a Patreon exclusive regularly available to all Resident Sound Patreon members. But since the holiday season is coming to a close, and to thank you all for being with us for our first calendar year, we thought we’d go ahead and share the 12.25.21 Christmas installment of Sound in Residence here on Resident Sound for all see. Enjoy!
Our weekly track-oriented recommendation list. Only the good stuff! Xmas edition!
Whoa! It’s Christmas! Hopefully you haven’t torn your hair out yet. Whether you’re with family, friends, or alone, we hope your holiday season has been a fun one. And if not, well, here’s some tunes!
1. Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit it’s Christmas Time (2010)
Ukeabilly for your ears. Mad Tea Party had a reputation for doing kid-friendly music, which makes this track all the more enjoyable. And hey, who can’t relate at least once in their life? Listen to Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit it’s Christmas Time
2. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating (1965)
If you somehow don’t know already know this, I don’t judge you, but now’s the time. Guaraldi’s work is beloved, and how could it not be? We all know it as ‘The Peanuts music’, but sometimes it’s great to sit back and appreciate the music by itself. From the soundtrack, I think Skating is my favorite, which is why it’s here. A close second place favorite is the instrumental version of Christmas Time is Here, but the whole album is so good. I recommend checking it out after listening to Skating. Listen to Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating
Let’s change tracks, shall we?
3. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – The Ghost of Christmas Past (2011)
“Seth Putnam; a dick in a box.” I agree, though I think they might be somewhat joking. Anyways, nothing says Christmas morning like hyper-violent drum machine-laden Grindcore. So enjoy! Listen to Agoraphobic Nosebleed – The Ghost of Christmas Past
4. Sparks – Thank God It’s Not Christmas (1974)
I hate to break it to you, Russel, it’s Christmas. Man, this list took a turn. I hope people don’t think I hate the holidays. But hey, this song is enjoyable year round, and since today is Christmas, I need to give you something more evergreen.
It’s classic Sparks! What’s not to like? Listen to Sparks – Thank God It’s Not Christmas
5. Outkast – Player’s Ball (1994)
The original version is way better, so I’m sticking with it. It might be the only ‘Christmas’ song that makes you deeply consider anything, so for that reason (and because it’s such a good song) it’s making the list. Listen to Outkast – Player’s Ball (Original Version)
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Drive safe!
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