You’re totally going to be the toast of the kids’ table at Christmas dinner this year when you invite your younger cousins to sneak off into the basement to do pot and # eachother on Instagrams where you crop out the one fat one when you play this new cover of the Wham! classic “Last Christmas” by the mopiest alt cousins at the world’s kids’ table The XX.
Meanwhile, the old folks like me will be content with the original. I love The XX’s patented brand of malaise-couture-wave, but somehow their sense of sadness pulls some sort of weird voodoo reverse here and drains the already sad song of any of its yearning. George Michael’s pain is unfuckwithable.