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  • Artist(s): RM Hubbert
  • Summary: The second collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert in 2018 features original Christmas songs as well as covers of Yazoo's Only You and Mud's Lonely This Christmas.
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  1. Mojo
    Jan 3, 2019
    80
    Hubbert's ornate acoustic fingerpicking and flamenco flourishes are an ideal foil for Moffat's un-showy storytelling skills. [Jan 2019, p.92]
  2. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    It’s the Gaviscon after the turkey dinner; the strategic nap to escape the family. Like the best sort of present, I didn’t know I needed it until it arrived.
  3. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    It taps into the reality of Christmas, where the flipside of the fireside glow can be lonely desolation.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    December is a difficult month for many ('The countdown's started / It’s a hollow toll for the heavy hearted') and these songs are likely to resonate with those feeling adrift. How comforting they are, despite the lack of 'wise men and virgins', is an additional triumph.
  5. Jan 2, 2019
    70
    It’s unsentimental and unfussy, as both Moffat and Dickens’ best stuff usually is, but still radiates a simple joy in celebrating a special time of the year.
  6. Q Magazine
    Dec 18, 2018
    60
    This is a refreshingly dark take on a tired format. [Feb 2019, p.112]
  7. Uncut
    Jan 2, 2019
    60
    A festive 10 tracks. [Feb 2019, p.29]

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