After being initially slightly disappointed with their Yellow album, I was worried that their music & style were changing, and they were moving away from their rock/punk/alternative roots. But they totally rock on Honey, with one good song after another.
On my first listen, I immediately liked 7 songs right away, and the other songs grew on me after a few more listens. My initial favorites were "Platform Syndrome", "Over", "Electric Girl", & "Koisuru Universe". It has taken me almost 6 weeks, but I finally decided that "Electric Girl" is my favorite on this album, with "Over" and "Koisuru Universe" tied for 2nd fave. As mentioned by other reviewers, the order of the songs is perfect...starting out with 4 fast-paced songs, then slowing down with the next 3 songs, then ramping up the tempo gradually with Futari, before rocking out and closing with "Electric Girl" & "Koisuru Universe", which leaves me in an up tempo good mood. If they performed this album live, the order of the songs would be perfect for a concert.
On their previous albums, I usually liked most songs, but there were always a few that I didn't like as much, so I would either skip them, or not add them to my Scandal playlist. But Honey is different to me....I like every song, and don't skip any. This will actually be the first Scandal album where I'll add every song to my Scandal playlist.
Despite all the good songs on Honey, my favorite ("Electric Girl") won't be in my Top 10 list of favorite Scandal songs, simply because all 10 of those songs are pre-Yellow, and I prefer Haruna's vocals before their Yellow album. "Electric Girl" could make my Top 20 list though (but that might be hard to do with "Rainy", "Osaka Lover", "Flashack No. 5", and "Freedom Fighters" most likely moving into my Top 20).
If you're a new or long-time Scandal fan, I highly recommend this album. You will not be disappointed!
BTW, it was exactly 2 yrs ago today March 27 when I "accidentally" discovered Scandal when I searched youtube for "Scandal". I thought I would find videos for the 80s American band with the same name (with Patty Smythe on lead vocals), but was surprised to see videos for a different "Scandal". If you had told me earlier that day that I would accidentally discover a 4-girl rock band from Japan who would become my favorite all-female group less than 3 months later, I would have thought you were crazy. But despite not knowing how to speak a word of Japanese, that's exactly what happened....by June of 2016 I had all of Scandal's albums, and they had indeed become my favorite all-girl group. I love this band's music, and find all 4 members to be very likable. They are talented, dedicated, hard-working, and I wish them continued success.