Album – Milk – Milk

Posted by admin on September 27th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : MilkmySpace
  • Genre : Alternative / Psychedelic / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : None
  • Buy CD : None
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 8 out of 10

This has a very 70’s rock flavor. With some fast paced great guitar licks and a cracking driving beats, offset by some tracks of almost power ballad proportions. It’s has some very interesting influences, from Tangerine Dream to Bowie, as well as numerous other nods to some of the great rock bands of the last 20-30 years. Whilst the music has some great production, I couldn’t help but feel the vocals were a bit flat. I don’t mean out of key, just lacking that little pop. Fortunately this doesn’t detract too much from the album as a whole.

There’s 9 tracks on the album, weighing in at around 5 minutes each on average. Opening with “Fly” this is probably my least favorite of the tracks here. It’s like a pastiche to Oasis or Verve and just doesn’t sit well with me for some reason. The next track “Love U to Death” more than makes up for it. I must say it has a tune that’s very familiar. Actually familiar isn’t the right word, but it does have those deja vu senses a tingling.

“Monochrome” is certainly a power ballad in the making. I can just imagine seeing the band live and hearing the audience sing along. I have to give a special mention to “Down The Machine”, which is definitely a MFH track, or made for headphones for the uninitiated. It also has a bit of a Nirvana vibe, which is fine by me.

The album rounds off with the truly beautiful “Give Me Some”, with it’s almost ethnic feel. It’s one of those tracks that just meanders, in no particular hurry and then has that little burst of frenetic energy. A cracking track to round things off with.

Conclusion : A great first outing from Milk and definitely a band to keep an eye on.

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