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Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

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LP Bella Union BELLA476V (PIAS) / EAN 5414939856815
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CD Bella Union BELLA476CD (PIAS) / EAN 5414939856921
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1.I Love You, Honeybear
2.Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)
3.True Affection
4.The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment
5.When You're Smiling And Astride Me
6.Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow
7.Strange Encounter
8.The Ideal Husband
9.Bored In The USA
10.Holy Shit
11.I Went To The Store One Day

Father John Misty   Discografie / Fan worden

Singles - Ultratop
Ballad Of The Dying Man25/02/2017Tip 
Total Entertainment Forever15/04/2017Tip 
Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution14/10/2017Tip 
Mr. Tillman10/03/2018Tip 
Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All16/06/2018Tip 
Date Night29/09/2018Tip 
Albums - Ultratop
Vacilando Territory Blues (J. Tillman)31/01/2009752
Fear Fun12/05/2012793
I Love You, Honeybear14/02/20155410
Pure Comedy15/04/2017257
God's Favorite Customer09/06/2018324


Puntengemiddelde: 6 (Reviews: 1)

Josh Tillman might look like a hipster Jesus, but he’s more very naughty boy than Messiah. Resurrecting himself, so to speak, as Father John Misty in 2012, the solo songwriter and one-time Fleet Foxes drummer cut what was the best record of his career in 'Fear Fun', an exuberantly self-loathing, druggy affair which reinvented its author as a kind of fucked-up ladies' man.

Now he's back with 'I Love You, Honeybear', a self-described "concept record about a guy called Josh Tillman", which is a terminal smartarse's way of saying it's a confessional – and what a revelation it turns out to be.

Written around the time Tillman got hitched to this girlfriend, it's a hugely ambitious, caustically funny album about the redemptive possibilities of love, and being heartily sick of your own bullshit. Songs like 'The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment' (“I love the kind of woman who can walk over a man/I mean like a goddamn marching band”) and ‘The Ideal Husband’ suggest a man whose soul needs, if not exactly saving, then at the very least putting through a high-temperature wash.

Tillman envisioned creating a “massive deranged schmaltz” for this record, and on the richly orchestrated title track and Harry Nilsson-esque ‘Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow’, the ambition pays off beautifully. But he saves the best for a piano ballad, previous single 'Bored In The USA', which undercuts the lyric’s narcissism ("Is this the part where I get all I ever wanted?") with a canned-laughter track – an exquisite touch, and a song Randy Newman would kill to have written, you suspect.

What saves our narrator is – you guessed it – the love of a good woman, and closer ‘I Went To The Store One Day’ finds him finally flirting with happiness, a concept the “aimless, fake drifter” in him always figured was for squares (“For love to find us of all people/I never thought it’d be so simple”).

Sometimes, it seems, the best way to grow is to admit you were an asshole all along.
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