The surprise Christmas songs we needed to end this year

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The surprise Christmas songs we needed to end this year

Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips : ‘My Sad Christmas Song’

The world’s favourite nudist has turned emo this Christmas, with this sorrowful, lazy ballad. Filled with the feeling of emptiness, emphasised by the heavy use of reverbed effects, Cyrus sings about the most depressing Christmas ever, released on Soundcloud on Christmas eve: 

The Weeknd : ‘Low Life’ (ft. Future) and ‘Pass Dat’ (Remix)

Okay, so it’s not exactly Christmas-friendly songs, but The Weeknd released these two new tracks on Christmas Day via twitter. The first is a collaboration with Future, and the second is a remix of Jeremih’s ‘Pass Dat.’

Green Day : ‘Xmas Time of the Year’

On Christmas Eve, punk rock band Green Day returned to remind us that they’re still around when they tweeted this power pop anthem. It’s their first release in over a year and a half, and it’s also sickeningly happy:

Radiohead : ‘Spectre’

On Christmas morning, Radiohead announced that they had apparently been commissioned to write the theme song for the latest James Bond film Spectre, which was replaced with Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall. As good music shall not be wasted, the band shared this delicious track along with festive greetings to their fans:

Future Islands : ‘Last Christmas’

If there’s a depressing Christmas song that needs to be sung happily, there’s no better candidate than synthpop band Future Islands. Released on Christmas eve, the band does a low-key rendition of this classic – the kind of mood that this song really deserves:


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