The Milk Of Human Kindness

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Unfortunately, although Snaith may sound novel expanding upon his indie forebears of ten years ago, when he begins conjuring the ghosts of Krautrock ("A Final Warning," "Bees") or trip-hop ("Lord Leopard"), as he does here, he's entering the company of talented producers who have ploughed the same ground.
  2. Uncut
    60
    It's only the Can-meets-Canned-Heat avant-boogie of "Bees" and "Barnowl" that escape a sense of academic contrivance. [May 2005, p.95]
  3. Blender
    60
    Too bad most of his songs come to an end just as they're heating up. [Jun 2005, p.108]
  4. The Milk Of Human Kindness grabs at elements of its predecessors, but they're often the wrong ones.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. matta
    Jun 20, 2005
    6
    This album is very much a mixed bag. The songs that work are incredible, but the songs that don't are, well, utter shite.
  2. zegr
    May 17, 2005
    6
    First track fantastic, but like "Up in Flames" it's all downhill from there. With four tracks at under a minute and a half, and others First track fantastic, but like "Up in Flames" it's all downhill from there. With four tracks at under a minute and a half, and others that run on too long and then stop suddenly, it seems as if Caribou can't really be bothered... Better to buy the releases from artists who actually fully-realize the multiple ideas behind their songs, like K.I.A., or DJ Shadow, or Aphex Twin, etc. Full Review »
  3. crumbtrail
    May 12, 2005
    9
    Snaith keeps hammering away at his craft, refining and perfecting as he goes. Where tracks on his previous efforts seem to blend together, Snaith keeps hammering away at his craft, refining and perfecting as he goes. Where tracks on his previous efforts seem to blend together, The Milk of Human Kindness is a series of related yet separate tracks, each a snapshot of a different beautiful world. Full Review »