Milk Famous - White Rabbits
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic 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 15, 2012
    89
    The band's third album, Milk Famous, returns to the twitchy dance-rock that made this Brooklyn group such an unstoppable opening act, folding in dashes of Talking Heads' jitter-pop and some blackened post-punk tautness.
  3. 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.
  4. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    The sonic growth and confidence White Rabbits display here prove they're moving in the right direction.
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    Far more nuanced and textured than its two predecessors, it sounds all the better for it.
  6. Mar 12, 2012
    76
    What the album does do, however, is sets the band on that coveted trajectory upwards.
  7. 75
    Producer Mike McCarthy amps up the dour electronics to welcome, propulsive effect. [16 Mar 2012, p.69]
  8. White Rabbits have made a record that is truly their own, so much so that at points it hurts the record.
  9. 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.
  10. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The collaborators are rubbing off in the best way, and the bulk of these tunes are not second-rate imitations, but fully realized--and seriously catchy--originals.
  11. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    White Rabbits concoct something both contemporary, cultish and catchy as a cod net.
  12. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    Milk Famous is a full-on declaration, a confident pop record that shows us this band as a collection of unique performers.
  13. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    Issues of assimilation aside, [sounding similar to Spoon] the songs are excellent. [May 2012, p.109]
  14. Mar 12, 2012
    60
    Their third album deepens the rockist intentions with a track called "Heavy Metal" and a sound that's like Spoon or Fountains of Wayne dipped in distracted keyboard/noise-guitar ooze.
  15. 60
    While captivatingly evil at points, the absence of the hooks that made It's Frightening so exceptional can make Milk Famous a difficult match.
  16. Mar 8, 2012
    56
    Milk Famous falters by creating an Uncanny Valley effect by adopting the most easily replicable aspects [of Spoon's sound] without maintaining any sort of human element or offering anything that's identifiable as their own.
  17. 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.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 themes - for example "Heavy Metal" or "Hold It To The Fire". Even more alternative compositions ("Temporary", "Danny Come Inside") rub along. Full Review »
  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, 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. Full Review »