Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #51: Honeyblood

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Honeyblood

WHAT: Honeyblood

WHEN: July 2014

WHERE: FatCat

WHY: Pretty with bite, that’s what you get with Scotland’s lady duo Honeyblood. Big, bawdy vocals and raucous (yet polished) instrumentation proves a winning combination on the lasses’ self-titled effort. Honeyed coos take a bit of the sting out of lyrics such as “I will hate you forever,” adding an air kiss to a kiss-off.

My jams: “Super Rat,” “Bud,” “Killer Bangs,” “Choker,” “Fortune Cookie,” “All Dragged Up”







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