Various - Yourcodenameis:Milo Presents - album review (3 stars)

Various

Yourcodenameis:Milo Presents: Print is Dead Vol. 1 (V2)

ECLECTIC

Cypress Hill producer and general mastermind (he was obviously the one who did the skinning up rather than smoking) DJ Muggs released a series of albums in the early 90s where he enlisted collaborations from his favourite rappers. The result was Soul Assassins, an inspired, hit and miss affair which, when it worked, was the perfect axis of inspiration, imagination and impatient energy. Much underrated English alt.rock squonks Yourcodenameis:Milo have done the same for the contemporary UK indie scene, as Bloc Party, Futureheads, Lethal Bizzle, Maximo Park, Tom Vek and The Automatic limber up to tussle. They swing from bruising, sprawling metal with Martin Grech to metronomic, harmonic quirk pop with Field Music. An illustration of not only YCNI:M’s imagination but a suggestion that there are still some willing to think outside the box.

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