'Control' by Milo Greene recently released offers an expanded role from previous endeavors.
“Control” by Milo Greene offers an expanded role from previous endeavors.

Old styles always have a way of coming back into fashion. Milo Greene brings back the ’80s in his latest work. With their own style, the band fuses rock with pop elements as an homage to the unique decade.

Many bands have gone by the name of one person in their group. Pat Benatar, Ozzy Osbourne and even Bon Jovi go by one name, but there is, in fact, an entire band to give credit to. Frontman Milo Greene does the same thing with his group in their latest album “Control.” They previously released a more folk-sounding album, but “Control” offers a sound that can be described as pop or rock.

It’s always a gamble when picking up a new artist. You never really know what you’re going to get. With Milo Greene I was pleasantly surprised. Each member of the band contributes to the great sound, and once again, with this band, a female singer brings a lot to the table.

According to the band’s Facebook page, Milo Greene can be described as having “ethereal wisps of guitar, drums and vocals that are both calming and a call to action. Milo Greene both soothes and invigorates the soul.”

The very first song on the album, “White Lies,” definitely captures this feeling. The song is calming and very well put together. The vocals sound great and fit into the song perfectly. I find that bands with this style of music tend to sound disconnected when it comes to what is happening with the vocals and the instrumental aspect, but that doesn’t happen here. The sound this song produces is great and makes me want to listen to it over and over.

There’s not much to complain about with this group, but for me, I got a little tired half way through the album. Many of the songs sound very similar, and it makes it hard to distinguish between tracks. Although, I can appreciate the fact that they didn’t rely heavily on a synthesizer and make the album completely unbearable.

If you’re looking for a similar sound, bands such as Lord Huron, Sea Wolf and Blind Pilot will do the trick. I give “Control” three stars out of five. This is a great album that isn’t too heavy, so you can listen to it while studying or having a small get-together. There isn’t anything too overused in the album, making it refreshing to listen to. Also, if you’re a child of the ’80s, “Control” is bound to give you some flashbacks!

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