I somehow managed to discover Milburn, I really can't remember how, but I then quickly became slightly addicted to them. I think my love for everything about them, may have been magnified a serious amount, by the fact that my step-dad (one of those 'down with the kids tryhards, although he calls himself 'up with the olds') discovered the Arctic Monkeys. Often we argue over who was better, he even said that Milburn were copying them, this, I said, was a completely unfair, research showed that if anything the Arctic monkeys (first album) ripped off Milburn. I think these unfair comparisons were what led to Milburn Split.
So back to the music.
I wasn't as excited for this album, as much as I was for 'Well Well Well,' there were no stand out tracks, except for maybe lead single, 'What will you do when the money goes,' all the songs were good, they seemed to be decent, sing-along indie tunes, although at times it could all be a bit depressing, in fact the whole album seemed a bit depressing to be honest, that is if you listen to the actual lyrics.
Anyway, If you want to listen to the Milburn that I first heard, I would reccomend you try and find some old demos, such as the original version of 'Let Me Go.' or 'December,' but If you can't find any of these first album 'Well Well Well,' would be a good way to understand Milburn.
These are the facts is Milburns second and final album as they split up due to them being labelled a poor mans Arctic Monkeys. This album has a slightly different sound from the first with more variety and the songs having a mixture of tempos in them which adds to this album.
The second song 'What Will You Do (When The Money Goes)?' is probably the best song on the album and was the first single to be released from 'These Are The Facts'
'Wolves At Bay' is the next song and it probably sums up the whole album, its quite a good song and is catchy in parts but it can lose you part way through and leaves you feeling a bit underwhelmed.
This album differs a bit from the first album and is probably a more mature sound, however I preferred the more raw and catchy first album 'Well, Well, Well'. I would still recommend giving this album a listen as it does contain some good songs but it doesn't give you the same satisfaction that the first album did. I think this album may have had a bit of a change due to them being compared so much to the Artic Monkeys.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Lo And Behold
2 What Will You Do (When The Money Goes)?
3 Wolves At Bay
5 Lucy Lovemenot
6 Sinking Ships
7 Cowboys And Indians
8 Being A Rogue
9 Count To 10
10 Come Away With Me
12 The Genius And The Tramp