Local Honey

Brian Fallon - Local Honey
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Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #124 / 268
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Based on 63 ratings
2020 Ratings: #227
March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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Local Honey is a comfortable and complete record, with eight silkily interwoven tracks that have a wonderful familiarity to them – the overall result is a self-fulfilled classic that marks a new chapter for Brian Fallon.

American Songwriter

Fallon speaks humbly of his work, but Local Honey, containing various other themes of home and love, is his highest achievement to-date.


Local Honey is evidence that the man himself is able to adjust his songwriting to his circumstances without compromising in its quality.

This is music that hugs you like a weighted blanket, offering comfort in scary times.
In looking stridently inward, Fallon has crafted his most homespun and relatable outing to date.
This quickfire review is based on the first two listens of the new album.

This is perhaps more subdued (if Fallon could be more subdued given his previous musical outings) than I am used to hearing from Fallon. With that being said, I love this new album. It delves more into the Americana sound that has been prevalent with his past solo releases as well as some of his attempts with The Gaslight Anthem. The heartland rock sound is still pretty much a staple in Fallon's music with many of the ... read more
As long as it hits the innery of its own confection of Local Honey, Fallon's latest record is a celebration of love which warms the scenary the whole way through its effortless stream and its marvelous storytelling, being him at his most vulnerable release yet.

HIGHS: 21 Days, I Don't Mind (If I'm with You), Horses

LOWS: When You're Ready
I had listened You have stolen my heart before the album was released. Finally the record comes out, it's emotive and sensitive. The sound it's gorgeous, definitely one of the the album so far
Genre: Singer-Songwriter
Country: US

Final Verdict: 62% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 158th / 396

Highlight: Vincent (added to my 2020 best of)

Made me think of:
Ed Sheeran
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Turner
Ryan Adams
James Blunt
Sufjan Stevens
A stripped back take on songwriting could've been risky, but Fallon's performance mixed with keeping the record at a tight 30-minute runtime makes every song significant.
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Track List

  1. When You're Ready
  2. 21 Days
  3. Vincent
  4. I Don't Mind (If I'm with You)
  5. Lonely for You Only
  6. Horses
  7. Hard Feelings
  8. You Have Stolen My Heart
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Added on: January 21, 2020