Milk Famous - White Rabbits
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  • Summary: The White Rabbits switch from Spoon's Britt Daniel to Mike McCarthy for production duties on its latest album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 7, 2012
    91
    Milk Famous is consistent in the one way White Rabbits needs to be: At all times, it's adventurous.
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    83
    In lieu of memorable choruses, indie nerds will enjoy this disc of earthy space-pop as a complete experience without any aesthetic hiccups.
  3. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    Far more nuanced and textured than its two predecessors, it sounds all the better for it.
  4. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    White Rabbits concoct something both contemporary, cultish and catchy as a cod net.
  5. Apr 23, 2012
    70
    Listening to Milk Famous is like playing a game of connect-the-dots. Running free with eclectic percussion sounds and choppy piano riffs, this album is where blue-eyed soul, Radiohead, Spoon, punk, and ska revival all come out to play, and surprisingly, all these sounds play nice together-this album is a satisfying musical experience.
  6. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    Issues of assimilation aside, [sounding similar to Spoon] the songs are excellent. [May 2012, p.109]
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    40
    The Kasabian-ish 'Danny Come Inside', with its predatory stride, and the tautly atmospheric 'Had It Coming' are rallying gear shifts; disappointingly, the remainder of 'Milk Famous' seems to be on cruise control.

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  1. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    Milk Famous. Is. Fantastic. While the White Rabbits are one of the best live bands I have seen in the last couple years, I have found theirMilk Famous. Is. Fantastic. While the White Rabbits are one of the best live bands I have seen in the last couple years, I have found their albums to be pretty good but not great. Milk Famous knocked me out, however. People often fall into a trap of comparing them too much to Spoon and this album helps overcome that by experimenting and creating delicious soundscapes and textures. The sequencing of the album flows nicely from one song to next. There is good variety as wellâ Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    10
    I am loving this album. I was a big fan of White Rabbits first two albums, but this one is definitely different. To me their movement isI am loving this album. I was a big fan of White Rabbits first two albums, but this one is definitely different. To me their movement is similar to how Radiohead's music matured. From the fun rock to a spacier endeavour of ambient noises, which I think they pulled off wonderfully, but at the same time not as complex as Radiohead songs. They are surely on a fun path musically and if they continue in this direction, they are going to gain a lot more attention. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2012
    9
    I only listened to this album because of a debate I was having with a DJ about whether White Rabbits were an electronica band.Hmmm I said,I only listened to this album because of a debate I was having with a DJ about whether White Rabbits were an electronica band.Hmmm I said, pretty darn good, think I'll see them live.Yes,that answered the question,not an electeronica band but a darn good one! What a happy outcome from a debate.I hear them having fun and embellishing their sound with textures, to me they are more akin to Radiohead than Spoon.I am glad to read that another reviewer mentioned this. Anyway a solid album full of good stuff. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2012
    7
    On the new album "Milk Famous" White Rabbits group managed to place a pretty decent indie rock material, sometimes combined with a pop themesOn the new album "Milk Famous" White Rabbits group managed to place a pretty decent indie rock material, sometimes combined with a pop themes - for example "Heavy Metal" or "Hold It To The Fire". Even more alternative compositions ("Temporary", "Danny Come Inside") rub along. Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2012
    6
    Milk Famous was born in the shadow of It's Frightening's greatness. It never really eclipses It's Frightening, but I don't think it was everMilk Famous was born in the shadow of It's Frightening's greatness. It never really eclipses It's Frightening, but I don't think it was ever intended to. Milk Famous is a smaller, more personal endeavor. On it's own merits, it's worth a visit. Expand