“Hozier – Hozier” is a self-titled album by Irish singer-songwriter and musician Hozier. The album was released on 28 September 2014 by the Concord Music Group. The album departed from the sound of his previous releases and was not expected to achieve commercial success in the United States, with his label at the time believing that it would be better to release it elsewhere first before sending it to North America.
Hozier – Hozier is a fun, catchy and interesting soundtrack; one that you’ll find yourself singing along with effortlessly from beginning to end…whether you’re feeling like listening or singing along in your car. Hozier – Hozier’s album will be available for digital purchase on the 21 October 2014. Hozier is the brainchild of Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a native of Bray, County Wicklow.
He released his debut EP in 2013, which was followed by his self-titled album Irish singer-songwriter and musician Hozier on September 2014. His eponymously titled record hasn’t been an immediate commercial success in North America despite its widespread critical acclaim with fans from around the world. To date, Hozier has released three extended plays, one mixtape, and three successful singles – “Take Me to Church”, “Work Song” and his latest single “From Eden”. Catchy lyrics, beautiful melodies, and a great guitar is what you can expect from Hozier’s self-titled record.
The album starts with the first track off their self-titled record called ‘Hozier’. It is a very alternative track with a mix of soulful melodies and bluesy vocals that set the tone for the album. The next song on their self-titled record called ‘Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene’ was written in New York City.
AngelDomme’s Gaming & Entertainment –
Artist Album:Best Alternative Album and Best Alternative Song “Take Me to Church”I don’t remember when was the last time I bought a new cd from new artist. It’s been a long time. I think Hozier is fresh and crispy, I can see their success. I can see they will last long, they are not one hit wonder…they will live to inspire and contribute good music.My first ever vinyl record, I wont use or open my vinyl. I am planning to buy another vinyl for usage, even I have it on ipad and cds.I recommend this album to everyone…Album Art/Design: I love the design, it is good for display.Note: I wrap this vinyl on plastic cover to protect/preserve from dust, water and avoid fading.Amazon Packaging:Packaging not bad..I hope they wrap it in bubble plastic.
Never thought I would say this but my new all-time favorite song is on here. I am generally leery about buying entire albums but “Take Me to Church” was so amazing I thought Hozier deserved my money. I am so glad I did it. “Work Song” is just amazing. It’s haunting and it’s rhythmic and it’s slow but progressive and there’s just so much in it. I can’t express my love enough for that song except to say I can listen to it and it fits into whatever context I have. I don’t know what the impetus was but I can see miners or some sort of quarry work or work just generally in that movement. This really hard struggle that is just mind and body breaking that would be hopeless yet is revived. I don’t know. There are so many nuggets on this album. If he rested on these laurels I wouldn’t be sad but, man, I love this album.
No warp, best art, not a song to skip
this album has made me realize i can also be someone else’s muse, in one way or another. i love his music, the way he thinks, speaks, and the way he just expresses his emotions. i recommend this album if you’re thinking about getting into him. mine came with a CD too! very happy 😀
Samantha Randall –
Beautiful album, I would get my memory wiped just so I could listen to it for the first time again.Gorgeous album cover and artwork. Buy this it is more than worth the mere 20 dollars you pay for 2 Vinyls and CD.Yes, you could listen to it on spotify or YouTube. But the experience of hearing the vinyl crackle just before the music starts playing is transcendent.
Sedric Ziegler –
Hozier’s self-titled debut album is a fascinating mélange of old school blues, altrock, Irish folk, dashed with R&B and touches of gospel. Andrew Hozier-Byrne, hailing from southern Ireland, wields a wide variety of guitars with a deft touch with influences ranging from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix. “Hozier” is simultaneously chic and new while also feeling ancient and soulful with intelligent challenging lyrics. The opening track “Take Me to Church,” expertly blending altrock and gospel, is gaining airtime on L.A.’s alternative KROQ and currently at #2 on my best songs of 2014 playlist. The engrossing call and response, “Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene,” also featured on Hozier’s Saturday Night Live appearance, will gain airtime. The slow blues burn of “To Be Alone” with it’s irregular rhythm is a masterpiece best listened to late at night in the solitude of high quality headphones. Other top tracks are the uplifting “From Eden” and the more somber “The Work Song” both from this year’s E.P. release. The most accessible track for pop fans is the song Hozier wrote about a lost love, “Someone New,” with “Like Real People Do” showing-off Hozier’s Irish folk roots. I predict that Hozier will not only be nominated, but win Best New Artist at the first Grammy awards for which he’s eligible.
Be Healthy Now! –
We enjoyed both CDs, & really Love hearing the Live version, as we normally go to a LOT OF CONCERTS every year. Since this year was different, we really appreciated hearing this! The company sent it about 3 weeks before it was expected – Yeah! It came from Ireland and got here quicker than the US Mail was getting our packages to us!
So my teen and twenty-something children have mocked me for years about my penchant for listening to albums in the order their creators set out. They hop about and use streaming platforms too. So when the teen decided that a record player was required, I found one that is also a speaker for aforementioned digital devices. Turns out she loves vinyl. And listens to whole albums in order. Wow. She asked for this album and loves is.
Michelle Caroline Wenner –
I first heard ‘Take Me To Church’ in early August of this year. I knew instantly that I’d discovered an untapped source of brilliance and beauty, a remarkable style of songwriting, an “Artist You Oughta Know” on the rise. Fast forward to October of this year, I watched my predictions prove true as Andrew Hozier-Byrne hit SNL’s stage. Hozier’s premiere self-titled album is the most gratifying and worthwhile purchase (as far as music goes) that I’ve made in 2014. My personal opinion of the album’s key tracks: “Jack and Wilson”, “Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene”, “From Eden”, and “Like Real People Do”. I think it’s fair to say to that “Take Me To Church” goes without mention. These songs exemplify what defines a quality album, truly; it exceeded expectation. I believe that the musicians who produce this kind of excellence deserve support. You won’t be disappointed.
Abbi L –
The vinyl came safely, and has fantastic sound quality. The magic is in the music. I hear In a Week and I want nothing more than to have a love so deep you dream about decomposing in nature together. Hozier is one of the best musicians of our time.