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Buckets Of Moonbeams’ Festive Five: 2) Christmas Unicorn by Sufjan Stevens


Here’s a track I encountered for the first time not two days ago! And lo, what perfect timing for ye Buckets of Moonbeams’ Festive Five!

Sorry about that… we’re back to a normal tone of voice now, and this track is a lovely slice of folk-meets-electronica spliced with snowy pipers straight outta midnight mass and of course, Stevens’ trademark oddball lyrics.

And halfway through, he pulls a dramatic musical handbrake turn and veers off into a Joy Division snow globe. Utterly bizarre. And all the better for it!