I just listened to her new Christmas album and I think I''m going to have to go on anti-depressants. It''s dire.%0D\
I wish that woman would just stop.
She''s a gigantic horse cunt
I too was hugely disppointed, and the incessant pounding of the drum throughout half the songs gave me a headache.
Oh no. Don''t tell me she does Little Drummer Boy, R2.
I love her but I sampled that album and what R2 said is right, there appears to be slow, almost funeralesque drum pounding throughout.\
Lennox reminds me a lot of Natalie Merchant, incredibly talented but she lets her own neurosis get in the way and most of her stuff is just one big downer.
she''s great, and a very appropriate person to address on world AIDS day.
I have to tip my hat to her for ruining Xmas for the likes of OP.
She sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the Rock Center Xmas show.%0D\
It was good for a minute, then the incessant drum pounding continued...and continued...and continued until the last note.%0D\
It''s a very odd arrangement of the Coventry Carol.
Whenever they interview the woman she comes off like Brad Pitt.
I have depth! I''m a deep person! Deep! Me!
Yeah - She sang The Coventry Carol on the Rockefeller Center show last night and was deadly serious and frightning.%0D\
OK the song is not the happiest one out there and does have a serious tone - but still.%0D\
She was frightning.%0D\
Al Roker introduced the song as "Luli, Luli"%0D\
Said real fast and happy!! JOY! and then cut to the dirge that Annie sang. My mouth hung open.
Only on DL someone who does more charity work in a day than all of you who bash here her do in a whole year would be called a cunt. \
Say what you will of her music, but as a person of conviction and passion she is as genuine as they get.
Pull your righteous indignation out of your ass, R13. No one is saying she isn''t a selfless humanitarian and an angel on earth.%0D\
We''re just saying her music makes us want to kill ourselves. The album is dreary.
Oh and BTW, what charity work does she do, exactly? Besides promoting her albums and concerts at various events, that is.%0D
[quote]Oh and BTW, what charity work does she do, exactly? \
I love how uninformed you are and yet you have such a negative attitude, R14/15. It makes sense. \
There are plenty of resources on line where you can check Lennox''s charity record. I would list some of her work, but you sound like an ass, so I''ll pass.
Yeah, her emotional range lately goes from maudlin to woebegone. It''s as if that song "Why?" became the only mood she does now and forever. \
I miss sassy Annie Lennox.
Don''t Mess with the Missionary Man
The whole point of the album is that it''s not supposed to be your traditional run of Christmas standards. She recorded it with a choir of African children and tribal drums. Most of her charity work focuses on Africa and AIDS crisis there. What did you expect? Chirpy renditions of Feliz Navidad and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer?
She looks very much like my aunt, an 81 year-old nun. I''m not kidding. Maybe not so much in the photo on the cover of this disc, which is HILARIOUS, and egregiously false advertising, but otherwise a dead ringer for Sister Aunt, a not-terribly humorless nun with that weird butch haircut.
That''s exactly why I like her Xmas album. Go back to jessica Simpson, OP
r1, grow up. And learn to censor your ignorant, unfunny thoughts before you post them.
The Aimee Mann xmas album is even more depressing.
[quote]The whole point of the album is that it''s not supposed to be your traditional run of Christmas standards. %0D\
How novel. So instead it''s the traditional run of revamped Christmas standards played only be longtime irony-deprived NPR subscribers. Thank god for Annie the iconoclast.
"Xmas on XanaX" the new cd from Annie LennoX.
"Yule Be Sorry" the new cd from Annie Lennox.
I''ll stop now.
"It''s Christmas and African people are poor and have AIDS and that''s really sad" by Annie Lennox.
R18, it''s full of UK Christmas standards. All of the tracks will be sung in Carol concerts across Britain.
One listen to Taylor Swift''s "Silent Night" and you''ll never again complain about anybody''s rendition of any other carol. Swift proved she can''t carry a tune in a bucket -- and the engineers didn''t bother to tweak it.
She doesn''t strike me as a very Christmassy person, so this is probably just a marketing exercise for her, and she will probably treat it with her usual self-importance - like Streisand.
I adore Annie, but releasing a Christmas album is akin to releasing an album of children''s music or lullabies. It indicates creative stagnation.\
But she was truly an icon for me during my ''80s childhood, scary androgyny and all, and I will always love her.
[quote]There are plenty of resources on line where you can check Lennox''s charity record. I would list some of her work, but you sound like an ass, so I''ll pass.%0D\
In other words, you don''t know.
[quote]She doesn''t strike me as a very Christmassy person%0D\
What the fuck is a Christmassy person, and what hell are they like the rest of the year?
She''s no Diana Trask, that''s fer sure.
Like Our Lord Baby Jesus, Annie was born on Christmas Day.
[quote]In other words, you don''t know.\
LOL. Of course I know. Most informed people do.
[quote]What the fuck is a Christmassy person, and what hell are they like the rest of the year?%0D\
Jolly. And that''s definitely one thing our Annie is not.
[quote]There are plenty of resources on line where you can check Lennox''s charity record\
There you have it. Charity done for the public record is not charity, it is self-promotion. If she has done any true charity we know nothing about it and that is as it should be.
She was better in the Eurythmics
[quote]There you have it. Charity done for the public record is not charity, it is self-promotion. If she has done any true charity we know nothing about it and that is as it should be.\
Right, only charity that the public is unaware of is ''true'' charity. Lennox is an amazing HIV/AIDS activist and has done a great deal of good by raising a lot of money. Again, I am not doing your work for you. Go research it for yourself.
Fund-raising is fund-raising and should be called such, R39. We''re not knocking her for generating revenue but we aren''t going to canonize her for it either. And yes, only charity that the public is unaware of is true charity. That is correct. \
And it is still irrelevant to the subject of her dreary album.
R13, I am informed, but have idea anout Ms. Lennox''s charity donations. I do know her daughter came out 2nd in the last Prada show, though. You REALLY sound like an ass.
[quote] And yes, only charity that the public is unaware of is true charity. That is correct%0D\
Perhaps. But established charities benefit when celebrities donate and endorse them.
[quote]I do know her daughter came out 2nd in the last Prada show, though. %0D\
Well you told HER, missy.
I hate you so much
On ''Songs of Mass Destruction'' I would have paid much extra money to her chosen charity if she omitted "sing" and "womankind".
[quote]established charities benefit when celebrities donate and endorse them.\
You just said it. The establishment benefits, but do its intended recipients? Many well-known charities spend more on administration than on actual assistance.
But it''d easy in most countries to look up what percentage charities spend on admin.
[quote] You just said it. The establishment benefits, but do its intended recipients? Many well-known charities spend more on administration than on actual assistance.%0D\
That can be a problem whether the donations are made privately or publically. %0D\
Now you''re just being contrary.%0D\
The woman is a cunt of the highest order - she cares so much about African babies with AIDS but yet she can''t give her fans the time of day. She disgusts me.%0D\
She''s also aged badly - VERY badly. Her head wouldn''t look out of place on Mount Rushmore these days. Medusa is an appropriate term for that withered old sea monkey.
I think in the vast hierarchy of things, R48, sick babies in Africa really DO come before Annie Lennox''s fans. Surprising but true!
P.S. You are a crackpot.
[quote]her emotional range lately goes from maudlin to woebegone\
And I''m writing this down to use later.
African babies with AIDS have a lot more to deal with than getting a CD signed.%0D\
Are you the other Eurthymic?
I wish I shared R48''s simplistic view of the world. It would make dealing with complex issues of life much easier.
African babies with AIDS can get fucked. I need my copy of Diva with the feathers signed godammit!
Annie may dabble in charity like most other celebs, but it''s hardly something she''s made her main mission in life. She is, at the end of the day, a pop star. As such, it''s her fans that are responsible for her success and freedom to perform her "charity work." We''re the ones she asks to "give generously" to African AIDS babies.
r54 gets it. This bitch ought to send a few million pounds of her own money to Africa instead of having the nerve to expect her fans to fork out for insipid trash like ''Sing my sister sing.'' Then she can''t even give them the time of day when they wait for her ungratefull ass after a show. Stick a fork in her she''s done, the cunt.
W&W for r25 please!
I cant stand her, she ruined my Lord of the Rings experience not just Christmas.
The video reminds me of those Victorian death photos.
Only Annie Lennox could turn Christmas songs into funeral dirges. And I''m saying that as a fan. I love her, but she is not suited to sing happy jolly stuff. She''s made for angsty and moody songs.
Isn''t that drum beat lifted from "Give Peace a Chance?"
Tchaikovsky is the only person to create an entire album''s worth of Christmas music that I want to listen to all the way through, especially more than once.
She said she wanted to sing the Christmas carols she grew up singing. She is Scottish and Scottish churches are grim piles of grey stones. No surprise it''s depressing stuff.
[quote]She recorded it with a choir of African children and tribal drums. Most of her charity work focuses on Africa and AIDS crisis there. \
As long as she doesn''t glom on to the kids with eye cancer, we''re cool.
I agree that Annie Lennox is a total pious cunt. She does "charity work" for Waverley Care charity here in Scotland and the director and board have their tonguesw wedged so firmly up her butt crack that they''ve forgotten HIV is about living in the real world and having shit for blood. Shirley Manson is also in my cunt file for the same reason.
A good friend of mine was found dead last night, with a copy of this CD in her lap. Apparently listening to it drove her over the edge and she slit her wrists. How many more lives will be ruined before this is pulled from store shelves?
Merry Christmas Annie!
To continue...the only thing in my view that could make pious cunt Annie Lennox more of a cunt is if she married fellow cunt Paul McCartney. Can you imagine a more cuntworthy combination?
You sound tedious, R65/67.
Does anyone remember that spoof songlist from years ago? Some queen on here released a list of tracks and people thought it was serious. I remember one track as ''knife through my heart''.\
That was one of my favorite threads.
I think it was ''Like a Knife Right Through My Soul'' r69. It was hilarious. I wish I''d saved that thread.
I keep asking about that post from time to time, R69, as I think it was pretty funny. Lost for good, I''m afraid.
Her new release, "Frosty went to Africa but Evaporated Before the AIDS-infected African Children Could Drink Him," starts off so nice, but it ends with the buzzards picking the flesh off the thirsty children and Rudolph.
Ghost of Burl Ives
You''re all too rough on Annle Lennox. I thought her renditions of "No, El" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Because It Wasn''t Practicing Safe Sex" were great. I thought "The Baby Born to be Crucified" would have been better without the synth-calypso beat, though.
I love this song about the history of the elevated trains being replaced by subways.
Wow...clearly you bitches have too much time on your hands. Get a job, get a life, get a lethal injection! You waste all this time putting down a fine woman who does incredible charity work and has produced a fabulous Christmas CD.\
Sure, I know I am wasting my breath. You will continue to try ad nauseum to be clever. You are all so Bitter!! \
My two cents:\
Love Annie. The Christmas album is interesting and not at all festive. She is terrible to her fans. Still love her voice and what she used to do with her image.\
On the other hand, Dave Stewart is really awesome to his fans. Plus, he did the score for Showgirls and has produced the new Stevie Nicks record.\
If only for "Here Comes The Rain Again," "Julia," and "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart," I''ll never give up on either.
Jean Genet Ramsey
Let''s try to recreate the faux setlist.\
I''ll try (but I''m not that funny):\
''Terminal cancer ridden Koala cubs''\
''Despondent at Cracker Barrel''\
i see her live whenever i can, i love her
r75 = Annie ''The Cunt'' Lennox. Either that or one of her mentally ill fans from AnnieLennox.com
Annie can do "happy" and "jolly". She just chooses not to these days, for whatever reason. I like her solo work, but I loved her work with Eurythmics and this song by The Tourists. \
Is she really rude or mean to fans?
I''m listening to the X-mas album right now. Love it. Her voice is still gorgeous. You haters are just a bunch of cunts. Annie rules!
[quote]Is she really rude or mean to fans?\
Yeah, I''d like to know, too. My impression is that she is quite nice to her fans these days. When she did her last US tour she would chat with her fans after every show. She blogs and, apparently, reads her fans'' responses. \
I think there are a couple of anti-Lennox trolls here who get a kick of using the word cunt. I don''t know what their damage is.
Love Lennox, but I wish she put in a few more uptempo tunes. She has a gorgeous, soulful voice and I love her verions of "Winter Wonderland" and "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
I''ve always liked "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" because it''s an interesting Christmas carol, but this version is kind of flat- and much as I''m so cynical I sometimes feel it''s a wonder I don''t crumble into dust- I prefer jolly shit at Christmas. That might be because I spend the season eating and drinking and playing silly games, though.\
Christmas at Annie Lennox''s house is probably a Presbyterian hoot of festive porridge (normal porridge with a spoonful of cloves), potato skin soup, haggis, teetotalism and bitter self-recrimination before bed at 7pm after a 3 hour lecture on the importance of fiscal responsibility and abstinence.
She''s not nice, believe me. I went with a monster Lennox fan friend of mine to her show way up in Harlem on her last tour. My friend insisted on waiting after the show to get a lithograph signed. %0D\
After the Cunt, Lennox, made these nice people wait outside in the freezing cold for 3 hours she refused pictures (I would too if I was that wrinkled up) and would only sign one thing from each person. That itself is not a big deal but she was very cold and clearly not interested in conversing with anyone at all. Some of them came from Australia and she still couldn''t give at least 5 minutes of her time to make small talk. Nasty bitch can take her Sing campaign and shove it up her dried up old twat sideways.
So, she came out after the show to meet with her fans and signed one item for each fan. Wow, what a cunt, indeed. At least she could have taken you all out to dinner.
She owes me dinner after Bare, Songs of Mass Destruction and her Christmas abortion.
"made these nice people wait outside in the freezing cold for 3 hours"\
She made you wait? How, pray, did she "make" you wait? Did she inject you with her venom and wrap you in webbing, or merely hint that she might have half a Twinkie she wasn''t going to eat?
visitor from planet Earth
She''s Scots. Scots are dour. In fact, the word "dour" was invented by the Scots.
What I have heard, I like.%0D\
I will probably buy it. She has always had a maudlin style- it IS her style.
I like the CD -- I don''t think it''s maudlin so much as fierce. She seems to be wrestling these songs into submission, rather than expressing joy through them.
Her pussy tastes like chocolate candy canes
I played this CD at my Christmas party and it was all I could do to stop my guests from taking their own lives. Some were tying tinsel into noose, while others were cutting their wrists with tree ornaments. What a mess. NEVER AGAIN, ANNIE LENNOX.
[quote]I''m listening to the X-mas album right now. Love it. Her voice is still gorgeous. You haters are just a bunch of cunts. Annie rules!%0D\
Oh, please. She''s just imitating me. And that''s the most sincere form of flattery.
This year I seem to be hearing versions of "The Holly and the Ivy" everywhere I go. Strange. It was never a popular Christmas song in the US. Now I can''t get away from it.
Did she inject you with her venom and wrap you in webbing?%0D\
You make her sound so much lovelier than she actually is.
Annie Lennox is the Grinch?
Cindy Lou Who
It was a bit much to rewrite as follows:\
God molest ye merry gentlemen.....
I can''t escape the feeling that this album is why Muslim extremists fear the West. Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol) is terrifying, like a Scottish clan is coming to burn down your huts, kill your cattle, and salt your fields.
Well, we found my aunt dead this morning, with her head stuck in the oven. Annie Lennox''s Christmas CD was playing on repeat in the living room. How many more lives must be ruined before this CD is removed from store shelves?!?
I admire her and I hope the new album sells very well. I didn''t like it. It was very depressing. I am not sure why she made it.
omg! It''s WORSE than what you bitches said, seriously! It''s TERRIBLE!\
Link is the youtube official channel "sampling" of her songs! She''s MURDERED xmas!
I think the likes of Annie Lennox et al are just self-serving.Do they give any of their own money to Africa? Do they do anything hands-on? Annie,anyone can sing,whether good or bad.If the likes of Annie et al are so caring,then show us your donations from your cash pile.Don''t auction of your old gear,as after all it is still the fans money that is going to your causes. The likes of you lot make me SEETHE! Grrrrr!
Another year, another Christmas to ruin.
I actually am LOVING this cd this year!!
She's not scary or sad: she sings with CONVICTION.
The creativity is astounding...so respectful of the people of days gone by, who really took these songs to heart. Soulful, deep & sincere.
It's a very spiritual CD. If, for you, Christmas is just about decorating, shopping & entertaining, then, no, this is not for you.
But if you believe that the birth of Jesus introduced love to earth, then this cd is a wonderful interpretation of that holy magnificent occasion.
Man up you pussies. Christmas is supposed to be depressions. SUicide rates skyrocket every year.
If you want something depressing, listen to Meriah Carey's Christmas CD.
The Best Christmas album so far is from Michael Buble.
Bieber...no, just no!
She made you wait? How, pray, did she "make" you wait? Did she inject you with her venom and wrap you in webbing, or merely hint that she might have half a Twinkie she wasn't going to eat?
Rosie O'Donnell was there that night so there's no way that twinkie made it out the door alive.
"A John Waters Christmas" is the only Xmas album I own. Plus I have an mp3 of Klaus Nomi's "Silent Night" somewhere.
[quote]The Best Christmas album so far is from Michael Buble.
Actually, he sings about "Kriz-mus." His diction is horrendous.
Yet another Christmas ruined by this cunt!
I'd rather have her cunt ruin my Xmas than fucking Bieber anything anytime.
bieber's pussy is nice and tight. grandma lennox has an old sloppy pussy
Sloppy Grandma Lennox Christmas Pussy
If you thought Annie's 'Have A Miserable Cunt Of A Christmas' was bad you ought to to hear the new Xmas album from Erasure. Annie only ruined Christmas, Erasure cancelled it.
You should hear Robin Thicke's Xmas album. His cover of Lonely this Christmas is a total downer, plus he's recorded Ain't Too Proud To Beg, with sleigh bells.
Please, you are talking about a culture whose favorite Christmas song is about a toothless jailed drunk and a junkie slut obscenely insulting each other.
Annie Lennox's Christmas album is like a slapstick episode of the Three Stooges to inhabitants of the UK.
[quote] Please, you are talking about a culture whose favorite Christmas song is about a toothless jailed drunk and a junkie slut obscenely insulting each other.
Don't fuck with Kirsty MacColl!
My horse cunt and I just SHAT on your pagan holiday!
Another Christmas is about to be ruined by Annie Lennox
I wonder how many people's christmas will be ruined this year by her holiday album?
This thread has some of the funniest stuff I've read on Datalounge and cunts are all, "You bitches! Stop being mean to Annie! You have no heart. You are bitter. She makes charitable donations. Leave her alone!"
You're the bitches. Shut up and let everyone else have some fun.
I think she's awesome. You bitches should stick with Lawrence Welk.
Have you ever been to a Presbyterian Christmas service? All the standard Presbyterian Xmas songs in the hymnal are like dirges. She's probably just reflecting her upbringing.
"Annie Lennox ruined Christmas"
Sweet dreams are made of this.
Her rendition of 'Georgia on My Mind' from her latest album 'NOSTALGIA' is quite powerful:
LOVE LOVE LOVE Annie, but her last few albums have been complete wastes of resources. Diva and Medusa are very likable albums, but everything after has had ths grit and soul of a sheet of toilet paper. Eurythmics Peace was probably the single most boring album I suffered through out of respect for the artist, even though Dave and Annie clearly had no respect for my 15 bucks.
I love her Eurythmics period - great songs and videos and visuals, and I nearly wore out her Diva album, but she sounds way off now. I got the Nostalgia album but hearing it once was enough - she attacks these great songs and over-sings them as though she is wrestling them to the ground to put her own stamp on them, and they are over-produced too.
I recently came across an Ella and Nelson Riddle album which is bliss to listen to, in comparison to Annie's overkill. I refused to listen to Rod Stewart murdering the Great American Songbook, now it looks like Annie is determined to do the same.
She looks marvellous though in that Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert doing "Under Pressure" with David Bowie, back in 93 ?
R1 on this thread is still one of my favorite R1's ever!
Whoever called the CD "Yule Be Sorry" almost made me spit my coffee out.
[quote]She looks marvellous though in that Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert doing "Under Pressure" with David Bowie, back in 93 ?
She totally overshadowed Bowie that time on stage, which, I'm sure, it's not easy to do.
She looks like a maniac. The hat, the staff, the puffy sleeves, the high heels and jeggings.