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info opinion

Amy Honey

Self-titled CD

Red Cat Records

Genres: indie pop

Oct 27 - Nov 2 2003

Amy Honey's solo debut is a thirteen song ride through pop, rock, and alt. country territory.  It's exactly what you'd expect from a singer / songwriter who's been around the scene so long (primarily with her band, Clover Honey). 

As far as pop music goes, Amy Honey's got everything down straight.  These are goofy, melodic tunes, coupling good songwriting with a friendly sense of humour.  Tunes like "Lousy Mom" and "Sabbath!" (the latter of which is a hard rock tribute) are silly little ditties, but ones that are bound to make even the most hardened listener smile.  Often the jokes aren't all that funny, but they're endearing in their own cutesy, sweet manner.  The best song is probably "Welcomf Home" (that's a [sic] to you, buddy!), which is a ludicrously infectious tune that'll be stuck in your head for days.

All in all, I can't say this is the best album ever, but it's a nice one and it makes for a real fun diversion.  Neat-o!


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2002]