Music Review: “A Very Acoustic Christmas”


Winner of the first season of NBC’s “The Voice,” Javier Colon hasn’t quite reached the same success as “American Idol” alums like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood (or even that of later winners like Cassadee Pop or Danielle Bradbery), but his velvety voice was perfect for Christmas album. It’s actually quite sad that 2011’s “A Very Acoustic Christmas” is so overlooked. The EP is certainly low-key and relaxed, but its perfect for the holiday season.

Stylistically, “Acoustic” is in the same vein as some of Michael Bublé‘s holiday songs, but without the upbeat songs. The standards are all here that you’d expect: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” kicks off the album, followed by “The Christmas Song.” These two songs were made for voices like Colon’s.

Colon breathes new life into the dreary “River” and croons on the two closing tracks, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night.”

None of the songs on the EP stand out as better than another. They’re all sweet and soft and definitely worth a listen.

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