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Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.70 | 53 ratings

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4 stars I'm quite suprised to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a progresive band and on this sight. But I am a very big TSO fan, so I figured, 'tiss the season' and I'll review their two Christmas Albums I have, being this one, and the 'Lost Christmas Eve'. Each reseaving 4 starts from me, but for very different reasons. So on to the Christmas Attic Review.

This, as the title reveals, is a Christmas Album, like most of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's albums. As a Christmas album, it has a story tying all songs together, which gets told within the first song 'The Ghost of Christmas Eve' which is a great song, and one of my favourit by TSO. The story is besicly about a young child finding all these letters in a trunk in an attick about Christmas stories. So all the songs are christmas related. Some of them are your tipical Christmas songs, but all song have a rock twist.

Highlights of this album include (As noted before) 'The Ghost of Christmas Eve', 'Find Our Way Home', 'The Snow came Down', 'Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)' 'An Angel's Share' and my favourit song from the album 'The Musical Box' (Not to be mistaken by the Genesis masterpease song of the same name). Each of these songs are great to listen to all year round. The rest of the songs are good, and not to be descounted. Each song is very good and great for the Christmas season.

Normaly, I would rate this as only rate this album as having three stars. Really, all the song are good.....but not essential. The aspect that gives this album four stars, besids the fact that it is the perfict Christmas album to put on when you get bord of the classic Christmas songs, but how this album is put together. All the songs flow perficly from one to another. It's an album you can put on and just enjoy from start to finish. Unlike 'The Lost Christmas Eve" that get's a four starts from the superior songs, this album has superier collaberation of the songs. It's not so much how good the songs are...but rather how well their put on the album. If they put the songs on the album any other way, it would have been less enjoyable to listen to, but the way they put it all together makes it an excellent addition to any music collection, weither or not it's progressive.

This album, along with the 'Lost Christmas Eve' are Essential to any progressive collection for the holidays. Any other time of the year they're good but non-essential. So it will reseave 4 stars for being essentail two months out of the twelve. (Although, if you're like me, you'd listen to it in July just because you can).

4 stars.

mothershabooboo | 4/5 |


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