Spun: Matt Dusk

By John Leung Chung-Yin

While many of us have put all that Christmas cheer back into the closet for another year, Matt Dusk manages to bring it back with Peace on Earth. His rich voice brings a new twist to some old Christmas classics and a sense of those classics to some new Christmas songs as well. However, as deep and dark as they are, Dusk’s vocals lean toward the classic crooner, lacking the power to overcome the clichĂ©. The joint track with Hawksley Workman is perhaps the best in an album of mediocrity.

But then again, Dusk isn’t Michael BublĂ©. Peace on Earth is a good disc to spin if you want to get back into the Christmas spirit. However, that’s a pretty long time away.