The Milk of Human Kindness

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The Milk of Human Kindness
Studio album by Caribou
Released April 18, 2005
Genre Folktronica, electronica, neo-psychedelia
Length 40:07
Label Leaf/Domino
Producer Dan Snaith
Caribou chronology
Up in Flames
(2003)
The Milk of Human Kindness
(2005)
Andorra
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]

The Milk of Human Kindness is a 2005 album by Caribou. Caribou is the performing name of Dan Snaith who was previously known as Manitoba until he was forced to change it after a threat of a lawsuit by American punk musician Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators.[citation needed]

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

Track listing[edit]

  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

Singles[edit]

"Yeti"

  1. Yeti - 5:01
  2. The Spiritually Immature Mansion - 2:11
  3. Boreal Forest Opper - 8:06

"Barnowl"

  1. Barnowl - 5:50

Influence[edit]

In 2009, Seattle emcee producer Ryan Lewis sampled the song "Subotnik" for "Vipassana," the first track on their critically acclaimed project, The VS. EP.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ inthemix | Features | Caribou: What's in a name?
  4. ^ thatsthatish.com: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The VS. EP[1]

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