One of the Best Christmas albums I've heard.
Posted December 24, 2007
Musically, this CD is absolutely great. Songs like "In the Bleak Midwinter" scream the musical skill of Jars of Clay. However, I did not feel that some of their renditions of Christmas Songs were great. "O, Little Town of Bethlehem" seemed especially weak. "Christmas Time is Here" is a great song, I just do not appreciate their interpretation of the song. On the flip side, "Drummer Boy" is honestly one of the best versions of the song I have heard. However, there are still far more good songs than bad, and the ending with "Drummer Boy" and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" allows the album to stand despite a few flaws. It is a great album, and worth consideration, however, it is not the album of the year.
Sorry to all the die-hard Jars of Clay fans out there, that's just the way I see it. Jars of Clay is still one of the greatest bands currently in the Christian music industry.
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