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  • Summary: The holiday album from the R&B singer was produced by Raphael Saadiq feature guest appearances from Esperanza Spalding and Stevie Wonder.
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  1. 80
    Moments of surprise pepper John Legend’s austere first holiday album, A Legendary Christmas. There are the savvy song choices, including rarities like Marvin Gaye’s pulpy “Purple Snowflakes.”
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    Overall though, it's a solid effort in a genre that's hard to nail. Worth repeating all season!
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    The LP is joyously nostalgic, decked with strings, horns, and a trio of background vocalists including secret weapon Sy Smith.
  4. Nov 28, 2018
    75
    The R&B-pop singer-songwriter finds a way to bring urban music sensibility even to something as quintessentially foursquare as “Silver Bells.”
  5. Nov 28, 2018
    70
    The fact that I’m listening to this album on a gloriously balmy afternoon and am getting in the festive mood is testament to Legend’s conviction and the arrangements. However after 14 tracks, it does start to lose its way a bit.