The Milk Of Human Kindness

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15

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  1. 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, The Milk of Human Kindness is a series of related yet separate tracks, each a snapshot of a different beautiful world.
  2. ag
    May 4, 2005
    10
    snaith does it again. in fact, i think this may be his best effort yet, under any name. it's top ten-er for sure.
  3. Gman
    May 6, 2005
    10
    Stunning. Snaith has added new influences to the psychedelic stew he started cooking on Up In Flames. These range from Can and Neu to the Animal Collective and Hip Hop but he always manages to keep things sounding unique. The result is not only massively innovative but an album that is also hugely enjoyable.
  4. jay
    May 3, 2005
    9
    Wow. Way to go Splendid...drop the Metacritic score. This outing by once Manitoba has the sounds of moving forward and the music is great for the soul. Hope better reviews lift the score.
  5. adam
    May 5, 2005
    8
    The Milk of Human Kindness is as lovely and uplifting as you would expect from the maker of Up In Flames, even if it lacks that album's crazy exuberance. A couple of the tunes sound pretty unexeptional to my ears (Lord Leopard; Pelican Narrows) but the rest is excellent.

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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. The album ups the ante on everything that made Up in Flames so astounding, and adds more pop structure to the chaotic bliss-outs, resulting in what is probably his biggest achievement to date.
  3. I bet that The Milk of Human Kindness will appear on my and others’ “best of 2005” lists.