JD McPherson SUCKS. No, I mean SOCKS! Apologies! On the contrary, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma songer-singwriter JD McPherson’s new and fourth album does many things, but drawing in with suction isn’t to be counted among them. For a start SOCKS is a Christmas album and, arriving with the punctuality of supermarket tree decorations, comes brimming with cheery, wry humour (cf. ‘Ugly Sweater Blues’).