Mostly No

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  • Summary: The second album for the band led by Martin Cohen was recorded at his house.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2012
    The fact that Cohen is nearer to the Pennines than he is to Portland shines through, though, with a dry wit tempering the sunniest songs. [Sep 2012, p.105]
  2. Jul 6, 2012
    "Milk Maid are great!" Shout it from a rooftop.
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    At its core, Mostly No prioritizes songcraft above bare texture, and Cohen's willingness to temper eruption with meditation sets Milk Maid apart from many of its buzzy peers.
  4. Jul 5, 2012
    Cohen is clearly making the music he wants in the way he wants, but Milk Maid are releasing it into a world containing countless similar items old and new. [That have been influenced by 90's American lo-fi]. This needn't necessarily matter, but for many might mean the difference between a diverting record and an essential one.
  5. Jul 2, 2012
    As far as bringing the goods on a sophomore release goes, well, the answer is mostly yeah.
  6. It isn't long before their second album goes sour, settling into a pattern of either doctrinaire psych-rock or alt-country which recalls the Dandy Warhols in their more meandering moods.
  7. 50
    There are many excellent, surfy noise rock albums that eclipse Mostly No, but Cohen's laid-back vocals and howling guitar are enough to merit at least a listen.

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