Album Details

RELEASE
November 29, 2011
LABEL
Mercury
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival

Album Review

Give the Killers considerable credit for this: they never have tossed off their Christmas tunes, and they’ve written a considerable amount of them since 2006. Every year between 2006 and 2011’s (Red) Christmas EP, the group have had a new holiday single to support the Project Red charity, every one of them except 2011’s “The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball” an original. True, most of these songs don’t necessarily feel Christmasy, at least in the conventional sense -- apart from “Don’t Shoot Me Santa,” there are no sleigh bells and very few joyous choruses, they all feel like the Killers, a group who proudly prefers bombast to subtlety. After all, why invite only Neil Tennant in for a duet when you can also have Elton John? That over-the-top thinking might not produce sounds that are strictly Christmasy, but the extravagance is suited for the season.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. A Great Big Sledhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
  2. Don't Shoot Me Santahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
  3. Joseph, Better You Than Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
  4. ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!http://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
  5. Bootshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
  6. The Cowboys' Christmas Ballhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-christmas-ep/id484346956?uo=5
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