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Milloy: More Than a Machine [reissue]More Than a Machine [reissue] (2007)
Household Name Records

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Where did this band come from? Milloy have been one of my favorite bands for quite some time -- I just didn't know it until now. Together since 1999, the British quintet has been releasing the best post-Leatherface punk rock that England has produced since, well, Leatherface. By outlasting their .
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Where did this band come from? Milloy have been one of my favorite bands for quite some time -- I just didn't know it until now. Together since 1999, the British quintet has been releasing the best post-Leatherface punk rock that England has produced since, well, Leatherface.

By outlasting their cross-continental peers in Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike, Milloy have become the best No Idea Records band that isn't on No Idea. There have been few albums released this year that have compiled everything that gets me excited about music and onto one album.

More Than a Machine is a re-release of the band's 2005 debut full-length and comes complete with a remastering job, new artwork and bonus tracks. Despite being remastered, the album still carries enough of a gritty feel to appeal to any fan of the genre. Despite only having this one full-length as well as two EPs to their name, Milloy sounds like a band that's been around long enough to have taken in the influence of cheap beer and weeks spent in a van, making a weathered and worn feel at the base of all their songs.

Each of the 12 songs on More Than a Machine are gritty and up-tempo, best played at a high volume. The band comes across especially strong in songs such as "Damaged Goods" and the bonus track "Le Coup De Grace," which shows that the band's new material is even better than the songs that originally appeared on the album. However, songs such as "Evil Knieval" and "Dibs" ensure that the originals don't go left unnoticed.

Milloy, along with their contemporaries such as You Me and the Atom Bomb, Gaslight Anthem and Banner Pilot are collectively ensuring that modern punk rock doesn't have to be glossy and polished. Thank God someone is doing it.

 

 
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hayman (February 15, 2009)

This album and the new Milloy album "Creating Problems..." are easily my 2 fav records at the moment. Damn good times!

JimLad (October 26, 2007)

A class album by some of Wakefield's finest. Nice to see it re-released with some extra material. It shouldn't be long before a new Milloy album is with us. Inside information suggests that recording is actually finished! Can't wait! Excellent!

onegirlarmy (October 24, 2007)

Love this band and this record quite a bit, great find for me.

baptist_general (October 24, 2007)

the other night when they supported Chuck Ragan they played 3 news songs which all sounded immense..

got a feeling the new album is gonna be killer stuff.

damo (October 23, 2007)

Good ol' Yorkshire punk

Chimpo (October 23, 2007)

I was going to say they have a few more releases than those mentioned that are notable. Also don't forget the milloy & the leif ericsson split was released in limited quantity's on vinyl.
I remember going into the tour van after a show once and Beefy Milloy trying to sell me this exact record, as well as a sticker and badge because they had lack of change for my cash. Probably the nicest drunk you'll ever meet ha ha.

justinius (October 23, 2007)

milloy discography for people that don't know (including the reviewer):

autodrivel ep
belt up ep
milloy & the leif ericsson split cd
more than a machine cd
milloy & billy no mates split 7"
more than a machine (remastered)

score is for this record and the band in general.

protestsong (October 23, 2007)

great album, hopefully i'll pick up my own copy soon.

also, "By outlasting their cross-continental peers in Hot Water Music"

not anymore.

baptist_general (October 23, 2007)

Great album by a seriously great band.

one of the UK's finest.

the new artwork looks superb on the vinyl as well!

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