The King in Yellow (album)

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The King in Yellow
Dead Milkmen - The King in Yellow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 2011
RecordedNovember–December 2010
GenrePunk rock, Alternative rock
Length43:28
LabelSelf-released
The Dead Milkmen chronology
Death Rides a Pale Cow (The Ultimate Collection)
(1997)
The King in Yellow
(2011)
Pretty Music for Pretty People
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubC+[1]

The King in Yellow is the ninth studio album by the Dead Milkmen.[2] It was their first studio album in 16 years.[3] It was released digitally on the band's website in 2011; a CD release followed shortly thereafter.[4][5]

Production[edit]

The band started working on new material after their reunion in 2008.[6][7] The album was recorded in two weekend sessions in November and December 2010 at South Street Sounds and Miner Street Studios. In February 2011, the album was mixed at Miner Street Studios by Brian McTear.

Critical reception[edit]

The Chicago Reader wrote: "Their jangled guitars, their bitingly witty lyrics, their snotty Philly accents, their playful and iconoclastic version of hardcore—a reminder of a time when it actually had a sense of humor—make it clear what you've been missing in the years since."[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The King in Yellow / William Bloat" - 3:48
  2. "Fauxhemia" - 2:41
  3. "She's Affected" - 2:02
  4. "Caitlin Childs" - 3:33
  5. "Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song" - 1:18
  6. "Hangman" - 2:20
  7. "Cold Hard Ground" - 3:22
  8. "Some Young Guy" - 1:44
  9. "Or Maybe It Is" - 1:30
  10. "Passport to Depravity" - 2:13
  11. "Quality of Death" - 2:18
  12. "Buried In The Sky" - 2:36
  13. "13th Century Boy" - 1:57
  14. "Commodify Your Dissent" - 2:51
  15. "Can't Relax" - 2:54
  16. "Melora Says" - 2:28
  17. "Solvents (For Home and Industry)" - 3:53

Personnel[edit]

The Dead Milkmen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dead Milkmen: The King In Yellow". Music.
  2. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Dead Milkmen". www.trouserpress.com.
  3. ^ "The Dead Milkmen - The King In Yellow". Alternative Press. October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dead Milkmen | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "The Official Dead Milkmen Website » Blog Archive » The King In Yellow is HERE!". March 23, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-03-23.
  6. ^ "The Dead Milkmen - The King in Yellow (self-released)". The Big Takeover.
  7. ^ Lore, Mark. "The Joke's on Us". Portland Mercury.
  8. ^ "Dead Milkmen, Lawrence Arms, Reaganomics, Holy Mess". Chicago Reader. 23 September 2009.