- Summary: The first full-length release in eight years for the Swedish artist features contributions from with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund, Adam Bainbridge, Mr. Tophat, and Zhal.
- Record Label: Interscope
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Left-Field Pop
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|Baby it's so real to me now that it's over The space where you used to be Your head on my shoulder All of the plans we made that never happened Now...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 22 out of 22
Mixed: 0 out of 22
Negative: 0 out of 22
Oct 26, 2018Honey is a near-flawless dance pop album. It doesn’t need political or cultural commentary to assert relevancy; in Robyn’s deep understanding of human emotion and what moves us, Honey feels dire all the same. Release through dance has long been a tactic wielded by humankind, but rarely has it felt this inclusive, kind and positively radiant.
Oct 25, 2018Honey is a fine record, a consistent record and a thoroughly enjoyable record. But it is not a great record, and in comparison with the standard she has set for herself previously, this is a mild (though fleeting) disappointment. That said, there is still a clear and beating heart here and the sheer humanity of Robyn’s musical soul remains one of the most beautiful things in contemporary music.
Oct 26, 2018Robyn's Honey is the most interesting pop music I've heard in years. The direction she went in with this new album is incredible. This isRobyn's Honey is the most interesting pop music I've heard in years. The direction she went in with this new album is incredible. This is definitely her best!… Expand
Oct 27, 2018My first listen was a disaster. I was really dissapointed in what I heard. But as I listened to it more, everything that I felt got moreMy first listen was a disaster. I was really dissapointed in what I heard. But as I listened to it more, everything that I felt got more intense with each listen and each time I listen to it again I fall in love with it even more.
Now, I understand why my first experience was that bad. It was that way because I approached it from a wrong perspective. So, if you haven't listened to it yet, keep an open mind, sit back and let this record guide you through an experience that is unique, intense and amazing.… Expand
Oct 28, 2018I love Robyn. I have seen her live twice and she is amazing. Love the new album. Every song she creates is a deep commitment and personalI love Robyn. I have seen her live twice and she is amazing. Love the new album. Every song she creates is a deep commitment and personal journey. She transcends pop. Nothing is forced to appear relevant, she will always do her own thing.… Expand
Oct 31, 2018An impressive album - especially after the eight years it took Robyn to craft this new record - and probably the best pop album of the year.An impressive album - especially after the eight years it took Robyn to craft this new record - and probably the best pop album of the year. The singles ("Missing U" and the title track) are "pure Robyn," mixing catchy lyrics & melodies and great electronic production with a certain sensuality and melancholy. Those two songs were already great and did their job perfectly, but the rest of "Honey" is a bit more surprising and experimental. On songs like "Human Being" and "Baby Forgive Me" the Swedish singer plays and experiments with her vocals and hypnotic presence, creating two wonderfully weird and refined pop songs. On "Ever Again," Robyn surprises us with a 90s girl-rock influenced anthem and provides sublime elevator music on "Beach2k20," proving that you can be an avant-garde pop artist who experiments with your sound and still be - a lot of - fun. The most striking aspect of "Honey" is how the songs can be fun and experimental but are very reflective and carry the melancholy that has, over the years, become Robyn's signature. This album is fascinating and the production is just so complex and deconstructed that the songs are never not interesting. "Honey" is pop music at its finest and one the most interesting pieces of music we've heard this year!
Key tracks: Honey, Baby Forgive Me, Between The Lines.… Expand
Feb 22, 2019Honey is Robyn's more emotional and soulful album. It's a much slower pace than her previous work like Call Your Girlfriend and Dancing on MyHoney is Robyn's more emotional and soulful album. It's a much slower pace than her previous work like Call Your Girlfriend and Dancing on My Own. However, she is able to have songs on this album like Honey, which is just velvet to your ears.… Expand
Oct 31, 2018If it only were as amazing as the critics say it is... don't get me wrong this IS a good album, but in the standards of Robyn it falls a bitIf it only were as amazing as the critics say it is... don't get me wrong this IS a good album, but in the standards of Robyn it falls a bit short due to its middle section which veers a bit too much into the soft pop side of things, and considering that this is a short album it actually counts for a lot of the albums own runtime which sucks. I had to listen to the whole album a few times just to differentiate those tracks. I still think the Body Talk albums are far more better and futuristic, they are more fun and also sounded harder... And considering that it took 8 years to create this ( Robyn has released lots of side collaborations and EPs during this time so she hasn't been fully away) it just feels as if it should've been a bit better I don't know. Also Baby Forgive Me is not a good track, I think it takes away from the wonder of the strong album start, it's so clunky.
However I can appreciate that it's very experimental in nature, especially tracks Between The Lines, Beach 2k20, Human Being. Also the singles Missing U and Honey are pure Robyn dance floor bliss... And I'm looking forward to the string of remixes that this album will create. Hopefully it won't take as long to create a new album, but in the meantime I can appreciate this one for trying and for actually being a very brave album as well, I really enjoy some of the parts and even the more "mellow" and "sensual" sound that it tries to convey. All in all its a good album but not as great as Body Talk (vol. I-III) in my opinion.… Expand
Published: November 26, 2018Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find all of the individual lists and 2018's consensus rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|The Beatles [White Album] [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Beatles|
|Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings [Box Set] - John Coltrane|
|Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|Psychodrama - Dave|
|...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Titanic Rising - Weyes Blood|
|Socks - JD McPherson|
|More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 - Bob Dylan|
|Holy Hell - Architects|
|Honey - Robyn|
|Grey Area - Little Simz|
|When I Get Home - Solange|
|El Mal Querer - Rosalía|
|Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin|
|Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 - Various Artists|
|Ancestral Recall - Christian Scott|
|Dogrel - Fontaines DC|
|Negative Capability - Marianne Faithfull|
|Ilana: The Creator - Mdou Moctar|
|Cocoon Crush - Objekt|