Yucca - Milk Maid
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  • Summary: Black Alp's bassist Martin Cohen delivers his solo debut of pop music.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Full of distortion-drenched vocals and slacker guitar lines, Yucca is a brilliantly messy thing.
  2. Aug 12, 2011
    72
    It's softer feel also illustrates the dynamic range Cohen has as a songwriter on his first solo outing, one that isn't especially revelatory or inventive, but does offer a solid starting point for the second chapter of his career.
  3. Aug 12, 2011
    67
    Milk Maid's songs are a little overfamiliar in their approach, relying too much on the crude clash of sunny melodies against serrated sound. But part of the reason why so many bands return to this style is that it's easy to reproduce and has a basic appeal--so catchy, so rough.
  4. Aug 1, 2011
    60
    While there's nothing particularly wrong with looking to the past for influences, Yucca struggles at times beneath the weight of those it seeks to emulate.
  5. Aug 9, 2011
    60
    Yucca is pure pop primitivism that's all distorted vocals and fuzzy guitar swirls, just like The Jesus And Mary Chain never happened. [Aug 2011, p.126]
  6. Aug 1, 2011
    60
    Having played with Wild Nothing, Titus Andronicus, Crocodiles and Male Bonding they are finely adept in the art of live performance and worth catching. But the album? Yeah it's alright: simple and catchy fuzz pop.
  7. Aug 1, 2011
    40
    Regardless of how they describe it, it's all code for "this sounds absolutely awful." There's really no excuse for something that sounds this bad in 2011 except as an aesthetic choice.