The Milk of Human Kindness

The Milk of Human Kindness is the third studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on April 18, 2005,[10] by The Leaf Label and Domino Recording Company.[14] It is Snaith's first album credited under Caribou, with Snaith having dropped his previous moniker Manitoba following the release of Up in Flames in 2003 due to a threatened lawsuit by Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators.[citation needed]

The Milk of Human Kindness
The Milk Of Human Kindness (Caribou album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 18, 2005 (2005-04-18)
Genre
Length40:07
Label
ProducerDan Snaith
Caribou / Dan Snaith chronology
Up in Flames
(2003)
The Milk of Human Kindness
(2005)
Andorra
(2007)
Singles from The Milk of Human Kindness
  1. "Yeti"
    Released: March 22, 2005 (2005-03-22)[1]
  2. "Barnowl"
    Released: July 1, 2005 (2005-07-01)[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound8/10[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
NME8/10[8]
Pitchfork8.5/10[9]
PopMatters8/10[10]
Q3/5 stars[11]
Uncut3/5 stars[12]
URB4.5/5 stars[13]

While the title is a quote from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Snaith has been quoted as saying that he read it off the back of a milk truck.[15] The album received critical acclaim.[3]

In 2009, Seattle emcee producer Ryan Lewis sampled the song "Subotnik" for "Vipassana," the first track on their critically acclaimed project, The VS. EP.[16]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Dan Snaith, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Yeti" 5:01
2."Subotnick"1:05
3."A Final Warning" 7:15
4."Lord Leopard" 1:37
5."Bees" 5:23
6."Hands First" 0:29
7."Hello Hammerheads" 2:42
8."Brahminy Kite" 5:22
9."Drumheller" 1:33
10."Pelican Narrows" 3:50
11."Barnowl" 5:50
Total length:40:07

Sample credits

ChartsEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[17] 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yeti". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Barnowl". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for The Milk Of Human Kindness by Caribou". Metacritic. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Bush, John. "The Milk of Human Kindness – Caribou". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Sylvester, Nick (May 13–19, 2005). "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness (Leaf/Domino)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Lewis, Sam (May 12, 2005). "Album Review: Caribou – The Milk Of Human Kindness". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". Mojo (139): 97. June 2005.
  8. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". NME: 58. April 9, 2005.
  9. ^ Richardson, Mark (April 20, 2005). "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Begrand, Adrien (May 3, 2005). "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". PopMatters. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". Q (226): 111. May 2005.
  12. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". Uncut (96): 95. May 2005.
  13. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness". URB (126): 84. May 2005.
  14. ^ "The Milk of Human Kindness". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Downton, Chris (May 10, 2005). "Caribou: What's in a name?". Junkee. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  16. ^ thatsthatish.com: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The VS. EP[1]
  17. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 18, 2019.

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