Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies

Milo - Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 98 ratings
2018 Ratings: #362
September 21, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ruby Yacht / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
The Needle Drop

Abstract hip hop fans ought to give Budding Ornithologists a shot, even if it isn't one of Milo's standout albums.

60
PopMatters

The soulful samples provide a lush backdrop for lyrical references from Melville to the Bible; from Lord of the Rings to Jacques Lacan. Throughout it all, milo's aqueous wordplay still exudes the kind of warmth that a stranger on the street might solicit for bus fare.

ElectricMess
69
Solid, but it's kind of samey isn't it?
JoaoSantos
71
One thing I've noticed about the ratings of this album is that most of them are between 65 and 75. The reason that this happens is cause the whole album sounds the same. Is that necessarily bad? In this case, no. The songs are all really nice and pleasing. Milo doesn't risk anything. All the songs feel like a 6/7. It's a nice listen but nothing that stands out. Good flow, aesthetic beats but nothing really that interesting. I recommended this alvum if you just want some lo-fi rap in the ... read more
CHEENYUS
71
Pretty repetetive, but damn there are some good tracks.

FAVORITE TRACKS:
Mythbuilding Exercise No.9, Failing the Stress Test (Iguessillbeheadingthen), Aubergine Cloak, Deposition Regarding the Green Horse For Rap, Stet

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK:
Lowcoup
LepardRyan
70
Far more enjoyable than last year's "Who Told You To Think​?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!" It's a shame Milo is done making music.
amygoodall
73
good
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MISC LISTS

#9/Stereogum (Rap)

Track List

  1. Mythbuilding Exercise No.9
  2. Tiptoe
  3. Nominy
  4. Pure Scientific Intelligence (Quantum)
  5. Failing the Stress Test (Iguessillbeheadingthen)
  6. Mid Answer Trying To Remember What the Question Is
  7. Lowcoup
  8. Aubergine Cloak
  9. Galahad In Goosedown (Fiat Iustitia Et Pereat Mundus)
  10. Deposition Regarding the Green Horse For Rap
  11. Romulan Ale
  12. Thinking While Eating a Handful of Almonds
  13. Stet
  14. The Esteemed Saboteur Reggie Baylor Hosts an Evening At the Scallops Hotel
  15. Sanssouci Palace (4 Years Later)
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Added on: September 8, 2018