The Milk of Human Kindness

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For the 2001 film, see The Milk of Human Kindness (film).
The Milk of Human Kindness
The Milk Of Human Kindness (Caribou album cover).jpg
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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[3]

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.[4]

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

Note: All songs written solely by Snaith except "Subotnick," which contains a sample from "Love on a Two-Way Street" performed by The Moments.[5]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Milk Of Human Kindness by Caribou". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ "Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ inthemix | Features | Caribou: What's in a name?
  5. ^ "Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness". Discogs. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ thatsthatish.com: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The VS. EP[1]

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