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Tracey Thorn streams thoughtful holiday album 'Tinsel and Lights'
Tracey Thorn streams thoughtful holiday album 'Tinsel and Lights'

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's official -- the holiday season has begun. And that means it's now fully appropriate to break out the Christmas music, something we at Pop & Hiss can admit we began inappropriately doing a few weeks ago. Check out Randy Lewis' recent roundup of this year's new offerings -- including albums from Cee Lo Green, Scotty McCreery and the rather zombie-eyed coupling of Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta -- here. Among 2012's standouts, as Randy noted, is Tracey Thorn's "Tinsel and Lights," on which the English art-pop singer (and occasional Everything But the Girl frontwoman) takes her characteristic brainy-sadsack...

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