By K.D. Cole
Created, in part, using a 7-inch Bee Gees rhythm machine, Penguin
Prison, aka Chris Glover, serves up a strangely satisfying collection
featuring his absolutely pristine pop vocals expertly mixed in a soup of
Best Cut: â€śGolden Trainâ€ť
Location: Elevator at The W.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Winning the Oscar for their soundtrack to The Social Network last year, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and a brilliant producer named Atticus (love that!) meet again over the hotly anticipated release of TGWDT.
Best Cut: â€śImmigrant Songâ€ť
Location: Way too fast on the southbound 280.
The (RED) Christmas EP
For those who enjoy a little satire with their holiday eggnog, the Killerâ€™s (with a little help from Elton John, The Pet Shop Boys and others) create new holiday classics that twist tables on fables like â€śThe Great Big Sledâ€ť, and â€śDonâ€™t Shoot Me Santa.â€ť A must-have pick to remember the 2011 season in 2015, and proceeds go to a good cause, The Global Fund.
Best Cut: â€śThe Cowboyâ€™s Christmas Ballâ€ť
Missing the Jackson 5 are you? YouTube teen sensation all-sisters sugar pop group Cimorelli has made their career solely by working the social media sites. Their remake of Mariah Careyâ€™s â€śAll I Want for Christmas is Youâ€ť is sure to satisfy your sugar plum fairy.
Best Cut: â€śMillion Bucks
Location: Shopping in the mall with Mom.