Borders store. Rack of Christmas CDs. Erik intrigued with CD. Tried to listen at listening station. Did not work. Decision made to gamble $4. Listened to first four songs in car. First four songs crap. Don’t buy “The Reindeer Room: A Christmas Chillout” unless you like weird techno elevator trance crap. Blog post to be updated as I listen to other songs on CD.
January 6 update: Track 8, “The First Noel” by Inverse Cinematics, made this $4 purchase worthwhile. It is very good. 8. Track 9, “Feliz Navidad” by Tetsumi Nagaka, is the second best song on the album. It has a slick Caribbean feel. The rest of the album after track 9 isn’t too bad. Maybe it’s just a result of those two songs getting a good vibe going and carrying itself through the rest of the songs. The best of the post-track-9 songs is track 14, “A Child Is Born by Jon Kennedy”. It moves well without having the trance feel of tracks 1 through 8.