You dont have to look hard to find negative feedback about the band's new sound. Infact we took five minutes to dig up a few pieces of feedback on Youtube that about sums things up..
One fan says "totalllll sell outs... this reeks of radio pop junk. totalllll disappointment" another remarks "Please go back to what yall did on the first album. I listened to it every night over seas and it cleared my mind. It was great. I can't get into this one."
In our interview with the band Andrew and Graham said that White Lies was the most extreme difference from what long time fans were used to. Then they released On The Fence, and contrary to what they said about White Lies , On The Fence was even further from their original sound. Like before fans had some choice words for the band. One fan commented on the Milo Greene's YouTube "To Milo Greene - fire your manager, because I'm assuming you all weren't stupid enough to think that changing your sound into this garbage was a good idea. "
MILO GREENE INTERVIEW
After hearing the first single we here at F&F knew we wanted the inside scoop, so we caught up with Andrew and Graham from Milo Greene and they told us all about the new sound. Check it out above.
So What Does All This Mean For Milo Greene?
I was okay with White Lies. Different? Yes. But I'm okay with taking a risk. I told myself I would reserve full judgement until Control, was released in it's entirety. Now that I have had a week to mole it over it's hard to say this risk paid off.
After the first two singles were released my first thought was " The band must think the only way to make money is to produce the same shit everyone else is" The only problem is I didn't feel like it went far enough... I'm mean if you are going to produce a indie pop record go full tilt. Sadly I felt like I was listening to the same song over and over again. When I review a record I try to make it subjective, when I came up with my review for Control I did not factor in Milo Greene's past work.
With that being said, Control was a let down for me. On a scale of 1 to 5 I have to give this record a 2. I did enjoy On The Fence and White Lies but those two tracks were not enough to save the album as a whole. I would recommend the band go back to their folksy sound of yesterday, it may be a selfish request, but a guy can dream can't he? It will be interesting to see if Milo Greene can survive until a third album.