Bitter Honey

Album Review of Bitter Honey by Eef Barzelay.

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Bitter Honey

Eef Barzelay

Bitter Honey by Eef Barzelay

Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
Record label: Spin Art
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Bitter Honey - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Clem Snide is often seen -- justly or not -- as a vehicle for the songs and singular voice of Eef Barzelay. Bitter Honey finds him out on his own for the first time, and it truly is a solo album -- as it features just his voice, an acoustic guitar, and the usual balancing act of quirkiness and heartbreak. Lyrically, there are a couple of tunes that tip the scales a bit too much on the quirky side, like the opening "Ballad of Bitter Honey," which casts the singer as a female hip-hop groupie and contains the timeless rhyme "That was my ass you saw bouncing next to Ludacris/It was only on-screen for a second but it's kinda hard to miss.

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