Sawmill and Wax Wings, Greg Graffin shows to his audience a more gentle, open and delicate side of his personality. Although the songs in general are quite simple, the repertoire is exceptionally captivating. The songs have a natural flavor, and very insinuative colorful melodies, presented to the listener as a very uniform, but charming symphony, full of life, happiness and nostalgia. A very uplifting work, that certainly can see through the boundaries of its own artistic proposal.
The songs are generally short, but very good, with consistent and cohesive melodies. For enthusiasts of country rock, Millport certainly will be considered a major work of art. The strength of the album undoubtedly relies on its simplicity, for sure its greatest quality. No complex rhythms or arrangements, just very simple, but profoundly spiritual and philosophic songs, encircled by good vibrating harmonies and poetic lyrics.
Millport certainly manages to be a very good album. Departing from a very traditional approach to the genre, the songs have soul and sensibility. If by one hand there are no innovations on this album, on the other you have a great set of songs that are exceptionally well created and executed, and will touch deeply, with an exponentially fulfilling beauty, the hearts of its listeners.
Finally, I will only recommend Millport to people who are really unconditional enthusiasts of country rock. A beautiful record, full of a consistent essence and a perennial musical quest true to the genre, Millport certainly have it all to captivate a specific audience. But if you are not into country rock, there is little to be appreciated on this album. Never deviating from the precepts of the genre, not even for a second, Millport, despite a modest degree of authenticity, doesn’t offer anything outside the predictable creative layers of the genre. But if you really like country rock, you definitely should listen to this album. You will be positively enchanted.