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MockBot Dec 9th, 2009 07:37 AM

Weekly Music Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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robo_rob Dec 9th, 2009 02:28 PM

I find myself pointed to the more punky or comedic Christmas tunes myself. Yet whenever I hear these guys, it is a rather pleasant change of pace from the standards that gets plaid from October to January in most department stores.

Ozzie Dec 9th, 2009 04:31 PM

I'm a big Savatage fan, so this always ends up annoying my friends by being overplayed in my car all December.

Mockery Dec 9th, 2009 04:49 PM

I'll always love quirky Christmas tunes more than anything, and tunes from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra are definitely overplayed in certain stores around this time o' the year, but I'll gladly take that over some of the other crap they play.

Julio Dec 9th, 2009 05:02 PM

I hadn't seen the video and it is aweosme. Perfectly synchronized. I wonder how many gigawatts does it take to have it lit that way? Anybody pointing to 2.21?

Dixie Dec 9th, 2009 05:55 PM

I'm wearing me TSO local crew shirt from last week's show right now.

BurnPianoBurn Dec 10th, 2009 02:45 PM

seen these guys live twice in Nashville, Killer show. I hate christmas songs, but these guys make you want to hardcore dance in your seat.

10,000 Volt Ghost Dec 10th, 2009 05:18 PM

TSO are great.

Nick Dec 11th, 2009 03:41 AM

They sure are.

bountyhunterseven Dec 14th, 2009 02:40 AM

didnt they USED to be called SAVATAGE?

Mister Tea Dec 17th, 2009 01:13 AM

For some real holiday pain, try listening to Mannheim Steamroller; you'll miss Paul McCartney.

But I don't necessarily hate Christmas music, there are some -such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra- who do it really well, and I really respect artists who can be arsed to write original songs. There are many, many more who don't, however. The problem is that since it's all public domain and there's no need to hire a songwriter, anyone with a big enough ego can just hit the demo button on a keyboard and crap out a holiday album. It's really bad if you work somewhere that only allows secular holiday music; then you have to tolerate the same ten songs covered hundreds of times, as opposed to the same thirty. And honestly, I don't want to hear "Let It Snow" ever again unless I just finished watching Die Hard.

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