Both members are experienced musicians — Poliquin recently assisted Jason Bajada with his live show, while Lafond-Beaulne was busy touring with Les Soeurs Boulay — so it's easy to imagine Milk & Bone amassing more international acclaim than the acts they've supported thus far. Their debut album successfully strives for universality without pandering, as they've managed to cultivate a singular sound that happens to have mass appeal.
"Tomodachi," featuring Toronto rapper Terrell Morris, makes a strong argument for more future hip-hop collaborations, as the combination works too well not to reproduce. Album closer "Watch" manages to encapsulate the entirety of the album's sound in one track, and effectively reiterates the strength of this debut release.
While there may not necessarily be any tracks that scream "standout" or "single material," there's consistency here; every piece of this collection is as solid as the next. All the pieces work well individually, and even better as an album, which makes for particularly strong debut with nary a fault in sight. (Bonsound)