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Clever and catchy, but it doesn't bear repeated listenings for me -- yet
on August 28, 2005
My wife and I saw Aimee Mann in Chicago this summer. The warm up band for Aimee was The Honeydogs. Well, most of them. A few members weren't there. Still, I was intrigued. The songs were clever and catchy, delivered with wit and emotion. The chord progressions were often unpredictable. And the vocalist had a good voice.
In short, I found myself liking The Honeydogs.
When Aimee took the stage and thanked The Honeydogs by saying, "They're great, aren't they? I just love their 10,000 Years album. I listened to it for, like, a year straight" I immediately walked to the merchandise table and bought it. I figured anything Aimee Mann recommends so highly has to be good.
She's right. But I'm not completely sold yet. The Honeydogs are clever, but somewhat repetetive. The songs all tend to sound alike after awhile.
However, I'm not giving up on 10,000 Years. I intend to keep listening. If it grabs me by the throat one of these days I'll revise my review. As it stands now, I'm liking what I'm hearing. But I can't give it more than three stars at this time. It's just not in the "classic" category yet.