Honey Harper - Starmaker
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #73 / 616
User Score
Based on 239 ratings
2020 Ratings: #49
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March 6, 2020 / Release Date
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Cosmic country with a Fleetwood Mac feminine touch and a melancholic death wish to leave behind the perfect corpse. Is that a tear in your eye boy?
This came straight out of nowhere to be one of the best albums of the year.

This album is absurdly gorgeous on the surface. Songs like Suzuki Dreams are the reason I love music. It just swallows you up in layers of warm, soft, bittersweet sound. This album is so good, in fact, that I’m not even going to go into my usual tangent of, “This is real country.” It’s not worth it. This is just music on a different level.

I have never heard of Honey Harper, but after a 36 ... read more
“Starmaker” has already become one of my favorite country albums of all time. Lush, eclectic instrumentation that steers away from the norm of popular country, angelic and cathartic vocals, and an overall lovesick mood found in the longing melodies. What does he miss so badly?

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
If you look at both the AOTY as well as the Spotify recommendations for Honey Harper, you can tell the algorithm is totally lost on what to compare his sound to stylistically. There's a reason for that - there downright is nothing that sounds quite like this.

The mixture of dreamy, spacious and gorgeous production with traditional country music is such a fresh sound that I'm not entirely sure what to do with it, both as I listen and as I try to review it. It's a complete anomaly, as ... read more
Starmaker is the kind of dream you would like to revisit every night, because in addition to being a real surprise, it is of such fascinating beauty and emotion.

Originally from Atlanta, now living in London, Honey Harper offers an alternative music with a traditional and cultural character, which can be defined as Country or Folk, but after listening to Starmaker you will understand that even though it has a basic sound that we will find in the whole, it has a totally diversified palette of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Green Shadows
  2. In Light of Us
  3. The Day It Rained Forever
  4. Something Relative
  5. Tired Tower
  6. Suzuki Dreams
  7. Vaguely Satisfied
  8. Someone Else's Dream
  9. Tomorrow Never Comes
  10. Strawberry Lite
  11. Starmaker
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Added on: November 19, 2019