AOTY 2019

Honeyblood

Honeyblood - Honeyblood
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2014 Ratings: #396 / 845
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2014 Ratings: #214
July 14, 2014 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME

The doomed relationship cycle in eternal motion or the sound of a heart that won’t stay mended, ‘Honeyblood’ is visceral pop music giving its prettiest snarl.

80
The Skinny

You can stick a pin anywhere in its 40 minutes and turn up a choice guitar line or a razor-sharp melody worthy of enthusiastic praise.

80
Time Out London

For all their swaggering, dissonant charm and nostalgic indie aesthetic, Honeyblood propel the chemistry and the minimal dynamic of the guitar-drums duo forward from the Drenges of this world.

80
musicOMH

This is deeply satisfying and enjoyable – perfect for those who prefer their summer soundtrack to have a bit of firepower.

70
The 405

Honeyblood never strays from their chosen MO of delivered tight, cohesive pop tunes pumped full of sass and angst.

70
AllMusic

While there's a small but significant gap between Honeyblood's outstanding songs and the rest of the album, it's still a debut full of moments of depth and moments of instant gratification -- as well as lots of potential.

70
The Line of Best Fit

While the album has its forgettable moments, there are points where McVicar and Tweeddale really show what they’re made of – and that, if you piss them off, you’re going to know about it.

Flamingooooo
80
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Hari_Maia
100
This is a perfect start! I love this band and I love this album! This album has a very atmospheric sound, guitars with delays and voices. All beautiful!
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Year End Lists

#17/Rough Trade
#41/The Skinny
#45/NME
#78/musicOMH
#97/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Fall Forever
  2. Super Rat
  3. (I'd Rather Be) Anywhere But Here
  4. Bud
  5. Killer Bangs
  6. Biro
  7. Choker
  8. No Spare Key
  9. Joey
  10. Fortune Cookie
  11. All Dragged Up
  12. Braidburn Valley
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