Buying holiday gifts of music can be a tricky business. Sure, you know what discs you’d like to see in your stocking, but what do you buy your little sister, your dad or that cousin you only see twice a year? ChartAttack rounded up some of our favourite musicians to give their recommendations on what cool records to buy for those picky people on your gift list. We’re calling it our Holiday Gift Guide – stay tuned for new submissions every day until we go on our Christmas break on December 23.
Today’s subject is Sebastien Lefebvre, guitarist for Montreal pop-punkers Simple Plan.
Simple Plan are currently busy being internationally-popular rock stars and pushing their new album, Still Not Getting Any, but Lefebvre took some time to suggest the following discs for your holiday shopping list:
1. What record(s) would you buy your parents as a holiday gift this year?
I would probably buy them a Coldplay record because I know they don’t like hard stuff with big guitars. Coldplay would most likely be something that they would like!
2. What record(s) would you buy an older brother who had a great collection when he was young, but hasn’t bought anything since 1992?
Hmmm… The Darkness!!! This record still kind of sounds like the last time he would have bought a record. Maybe the Jet record as well – same vibe!
3. What record(s) would you buy a younger sister who’s really into mainstream pop but is ready to branch out into something a little different?
Green Day. More energy, but still very melodic, and not to mention, great! Those guys rock, everybody should love this record.
4. What record(s) would you buy your best friend, who loves music as much as you do?
The Used, Thrice, Green Day, Mae, Plain White T’s and Simple Plan! Ha ha ha.