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  • Summary: 'Human Kindness' is the latest disc of psychedelic electronica from Dan Snaith, who formerly recorded under the name Manitoba (before a threatened lawsuit from a similarly-named artist caused the switch to the similarly-Canadian Caribou).
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Perhaps less transcendent, The Milk of Human Kindness may ultimately prove more enjoyable.
  2. 90
    Kindness sounds like the work of someone given one month to live, as Snaith lays down dozens of musical ideas into an album that will constantly keep you guessing what's next. [May 2005, p.84]
  3. The range of styles is impressive, which trumps the lack of logical or elegant transitioning. Snaith may be showing off, but at least he’s backing it up with strong and memorable arrangements.
  4. Although The Milk of Human Kindness sounds more stripped down, its simplicity is deceiving, as Snaith has drawn from a much wider musical palette that he ever has in the past.
  5. 80
    [Snaith] continues to explore a digital/analogue interface to mind-bending effect, balancing riotous abstraction with day-glo pop. [Jun 2005, p.97]
  6. Snaith covers a lot of bases on The Milk of Human Kindness and somehow it all works.
  7. The Milk Of Human Kindness grabs at elements of its predecessors, but they're often the wrong ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8