Dec 13, 2013
The Chronicle Herald
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
As a rule, I try to avoid Christmas music altogether until the first of December, but this year was a bit different, with the release of the first Christmas album by one of my favourite acts, the ol' Basher himself, Nick Lowe's Quality Street .
Christmas music released this year mostly blah-la-la
It's a Meh-ry Christmas on the holiday music scene. No Groban, no Buble. Nothing to make the needles shake on the Christmas tree.
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Holiday album a first for English singer Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe wasn't exactly filled with the Christmas spirit when his American record company suggested he make his first holiday album.
Songwriter puts a punk icon twist on the Christmas album
THE Stiff Records label that was to bring the more sophisticated punk-era talents of Elvis Costello and Ian Dury to a hungry public began in 1976 with a 45rpm single from one Nick Lowe.
Red Bluff Daily News
Don't even think about calling him Saint Nick
In the A.D. era of Christmas albums - that would be After Dylan - nobody who releases one can seem too dark a horse.