Christmas in the Heart is an odd one-a collection of straight-ahead Christmas songs that benefits Feeding America, as well as food charities in other countries. But it will remind listeners that for nearly a decade Dylan has been working on his croon-exploring musical styles that are more polished than folk and blues.
He fares less well on ballads--here’s hoping 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)' don’t become live staples. But he eases into 'The Christmas Blues' adroitly, and rips up a cover of Brave Combo’s polka classic 'Must Be Santa' with lightning vocal delivery.
Nov 1, 2013The negative reviewers are missing the tongue-in-cheek attitude with which Dylan pulls off this, my favorite of all holiday albums. And if youThe negative reviewers are missing the tongue-in-cheek attitude with which Dylan pulls off this, my favorite of all holiday albums. And if you haven't seen the video for "Must Be Santa" check it out on youtube.… Expand
TimK.Oct 15, 2009I'm not much for Christmas albums, but this one stands out!
NickiR.Oct 15, 2009Not everyone will like this, and if you'll only give it a listen or two, you will never return to it. But after the third time more and Not everyone will like this, and if you'll only give it a listen or two, you will never return to it. But after the third time more and more tracks will stand out. Best number from Santa Bob is without a doubt 'Must be Santa'.… Expand
GregJ.Oct 18, 2009Don't be fooled by the critics - this is the nadir of Dylan;s career. Truly awful!
BruceSOct 14, 2009Stupid.
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