June 14, 2011
Album Review: Milk Maid - 'Yucca'
Marrying lo-fi brilliance and buoyant skuzz
8 / 10
Milk Maid mainman Martin Cohen once comprised one quarter of Nine Black Alps, which when you listen to ‘Yucca’ kinda makes sense, because it sounds a bit like his former day job, but with about 25 per cent of the aggression and production values.
But if that sounds like a slight against this album, then you’ve got us all wrong. Full of distortion-drenched vocals and slacker guitar lines, ‘Yucca’ is a brilliantly messy thing. Sitting between the lo-fi haze of Woods and the buoyant bounce of Black Lips, Milk Maid do scuzzy rackets (‘Such Fun’), ’60s sweetness (‘Dead Wrong’) and reverb-ridden downers (‘Back Of Your Knees’) with equal aplomb.
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