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About Father John Misty

The rave reviews for Father John Misty’s incredible second album “I Love You, Honeybear” are piling in. It’s already being tipped as one of the albums of 2015.

“If Tillman's this brilliantly pointed as a paramour, we're scared to hear the breakup album.”
Spin Magazine 9/10 (Album of the Week)

“I Love You, Honeybear is a masterpiece. An at once personal and existential examination of a love affair and love itself, the album contains melodies other writers would kill for.”
Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

“Hugely entertaining... Its hard to tell where Joshua Tillman ends and his alias Father John Misty begins – but it doesn't matter when the songs sound this good.”
The Guardian – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“A compelling and addictive listen. The gags are good, but the songs are always better.”
Loud And Quiet – 10/10

“an album by turns passionate and disillusioned, tender and angry, so cynical it's repulsive and so openhearted it hurts.”
Pitchfork – 8.8 Best New Music

“A revelation… A hugely ambitious, caustically funny album about the redemptive possibilities of love.”
NME – 9/10 (Album Of The Week)

“It wows the listener outright, swerving confidently around genres and eras, piano balladry and synths, throwing in grandiose string arrangements and enough lyrical grist to keep listeners milling well into 2015… An album that reaffirms your faith in the transformative powers of love..”
The Observer – 4 Stars **** (Album Of The Week)

“Tillman is one of music's most arch satirists.”
Time Out – 4 Stars (Album Of The Week)

“For it's black lyrical humour alone, I Love You, Honeybear would be a winner. The fact that it's matched to towering songwriting and swirling orchestrations makes it masterful stuff… A provocative star is born.”
Q – 4 Stars ****

“An epic creation which takes its cues from the likes of Harry Nilsson, Dory Previn and John Grant, it belongs to that honourable tradition which sets beautifully orchestrated pop and AOR against brutally honest and sometimes comically profane sentiments, sung with dramatic, edge-of-the-cliff conviction… A truly compelling album.”
Uncut – 8/10

“A brilliant album.”
Drowned In Sound 9/10

“Essentially an album-length love letter to his new wife, these are grand arrangements in the style of Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“A former Fleet Fox delivers something wondrous: a tart, timely, Broadway-bright boost for the devalued currency of the love song. Sneaking dark lyrics into plush settings in no new trick, but there's no denying Tillman masters it.”
Independent On Sunday – 4.5/5 *****

“Richly layered and immaculately played, Tillman has a forte for poignant detail as well as some deliciously spicy wit.”
Metro – 4 Stars (Album Of The Week)

“FJM mixes tuneful Americana with heavy dollops of '70s-style balladry. Much of it sounds like Elton John, circa Don't Shoot Me, with the same blend of witty and powerful lyricism.”
Sunday Express – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

“An album that evokes – and stands up to – the likes of Glen Campbell's Reunion: The Songs Of Jimmy Webb  and Gene Clark's No Other, Tillman has created a sumptuously arranged set of gold-standard singer-songwriterly fare, the FJM guise has allowed Tillman to loosen up and write the most acerbic, carnal and surprisingly lovelorn material of his career.”
Record Collector – 4 Stars (New Album Of The Month)

“This breathtaking album will surely see Father John Misty walk away with all those end of year trophies.”
London In Stereo (Album Of The Month)

“FJM wields a grand echoing production that evokes the decadent 70s pop craftsmanship of Harry Nilsson, while tossing out some of the funniest lines since Dylan's scornful peak.”
Mail On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“Rich and rewarding… Slowed-down honky tonk and sumptuous orchestrations in Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow' are reminiscent of classic Elton John while 'Bored in the USA' combines dreamy piano balladry with sardonic lyrics.”
Financial Times – 4 Stars ****
 
“I Love You, Honeybear is an exceptional work… A lush string-laden album anchored by a literate turn of phrase that's by turns romantic, deeply cynical and often incredibly funny.”
Shindig – 4 Stars ****

“With his new Father John Misty record, Tillman is opening up and baring everything.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****

“The real amazing thing about I Love You, Honeybear: It achieves beauty without ever forgetting the complications that come with that beauty.”
Stereogum (Album Of The Week)