Honey Moon

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  • Summary: The latest album for the duo is a series of love songs to celebrate their 20 years of marriage.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Rennie’s choice of romantic imagery is as genially warped and haunted as ever.
  2. Though answers don't come easily, the process of getting to know them is fascinating nonetheless.
  3. On first listen, anyone familiar with the Handsome Family will keep waiting for someone to die or go insane as if wondering when the shoe will drop, but ultimately Honey Moon proves they can ease into more optimistic surroundings and not lose touch with the strange and ethereal qualities that have made them worthwhile.
  4. The album is full of similar tableaux: These songs are dioramas depicting the New Mexico wilderness as a reverberation of the couple's desires.
  5. 70
    On their eighth album, spouses Brett and Rennie Sparks continue to put a brilliantly surreal twist on everyday subjects, using nature imagery to evoke the weird intensity of all-consuming passions.
  6. Under The Radar
    70
    Though The Handsome Family is still somewhat of an acquired tatse, Honey Moon should bring new converts. [Spring 2009, p.78]
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    If it sounds oh-so-ironic, it isn't; the Handsomes may exisit on country's oddball fringe, but they're no comedy act. [May 2009, p.112]

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  1. JeffG.
    Jul 15, 2009
    9
    Great songwriting! It makes me excited again about Country and all of its possibilities.