Honeymoon

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #31 / 81
User Score
Based on 152 ratings
2020 Ratings: #48
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
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Mom+Pop / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

‘Honeymoon’ is chocked full of anthems for the disenchanted, to be yelled back at shows or mouthed along to via your smartphone.

83
Consequence of Sound

With a ceaseless, buoyant energy that swims across a candid narrative, Trifilio flexes her masterful songwriting on an album bound to win the hearts of emo-punks and TikTok girls alike.

80
Rolling Stone

Trifilio is a very good songwriter with a lovely, somewhat folk-toned voice, and Beach Bunny are all good musicians who’ve attained an impressive amount of musical know-how in their few years together.

80
Dork

Feverishly fun, stuck-in-your-head moments, and full of glorious guitar-pop - 'Honeymoon' is a joyfully uplifting record that finds solace in heartbreak and hope.

80
The Observer

Beach Bunny’s debut full-length effort doesn’t disappoint: Honeymoon is a blast of upbeat indie-pop that in February sounds as anachronous as it is welcome.

70
Pitchfork

Chicago’s Lili Trifilio writes about heartache and insecurity with the wistful, plainspoken honesty of power-pop.

70
DIY

The band roam without a care, sporadic laid-back moments gelled with raucous vitality - a sensitive chemistry which Beach Bunny absolutely nail.

70
AllMusic

There's an endearing tenderness to Trifilio's personal songwriting style that mostly avoids emo clichés, and the band's cautiously buoyant indie pop walks the line between sweet and muscular on this solid debut.

60
The Skinny

Whilst it’s fair to say that the offering has been fine-tuned somewhat, it’s still a solid effort.

knewnie
84
god i loved this! first of all blah blah blah indie rock, blah blah over-saturated, blah blah blah boring blah i dont care. great female-led indie rock is my crack, i just cant get enough of it. sure there's a fair bit of uninspired and uninteresting indie rock getting released, but that's with all genres, and when some fantastic indie rock like Honeymoon rises up, it's just fucking addicting to me.

the debut album from Beach Bunny, Honeymoon is a tight, 25 minute burst of love in the modern ... read more
Beeyyaahh
80
Beach Bunny, an act I’ve had my eye on for about a year now I’d say, decided to drop their debut on Valentine’s day. While in all honesty it’s rather predictable and tame, it’s pretty cute and inoffensive. The vocals and instrumentals are enough to induce a smile here and there and arguably, Beach Bunny know how to put a song together quite well.

The only real weaknesses the album suffers from in my eyes is there isn’t a wide range of topics mentioned or a ... read more
snowman
64
Beach Bunny simps to a random guy for 25 minutes. No but seriously, the word "love" is said 41 times. I started to get a bad feeling around the 3rd track because I noticed a reoccurring theme: every single song is about not being good enough for this almighty love interest of hers. The vocals honestly aren't that bad if the songwriting was more varied. The instrumentation was okay I guess just sort of bland and predictable. Idk this just didn't really do anything for me.
Doublez
70
Honeymoon is in the continuity of its predecessor, and even if I think it doesn't do better, it has the merit of not doing less well. Their greatest strength, which is also one of their greatest limitations, is their sincere naivety, which both gives their songs that charm and also prevents them from making an album that stands out from the crowd.

In any case, it's just in time for Valentine's Day because it is concretely in the theme as much lyrically as musically. Although I too often have ... read more
MasterCrackfox
83
I've come to terms with the fact that this style of music lands with me every single time, without fail. This isn't to detract from the quality of Beach Bunny on their debut record Honeymoon, it merely meant that if Beach Bunny was going to be making this style of music then I was going to latch on.

Beach Bunny is largely singer Lili Trifilio, the singer who fronts the act. Prior to 2017 she had two years of songwriting under her belt before the project became a full band. With multiple EP ... read more
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Track List

  1. Promises
  2. Cuffing Season
  3. April
  4. Rearview
  5. Ms. California
  6. Colorblind
  7. Racetrack
  8. Dream Boy
  9. Cloud 9
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