Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 20 reviews
2010 Rank: #37 / 573
USER SCORE
83
Based on
97 ratings

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84
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

In his decade-long career, Caribou's Dan Snaith has fluidly moved between genres like folktronica, shoegaze, krautrock, and 1960s sunshine pop, assimilating their most familiar traits until they're practically in his DNA. His albums have felt warm, loose, and ecstatic (especially 2003's still-career-best Up in Flames), despite Snaith's behind-the-boards meticulousness.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

By anyone’s standards, Caribou’s Dan Snaith has a pretty impressive batting average. With the exception of 2001’s slightly bland glitchtronica pre-season tryout Start Breaking My Heart, Snaith’s much-adored full-lengths wound up in many year- and decade-end lists throughout the naughts. Swim is Snaith’s fifth solo long player (two were released under a moniker whose name can now only be used to advertise on behalf of a geriatric ex-punk) and he’s back to broken hearts. Swim‘s sonics boast valleys and peaks that play out like the domestic dramas contained within the lyrics. Despite a decidedly acute pop bent held over from 2007’s Andorra, the sketches of human interpersonal struggle are best heard as the aggregate of a fragmented exposition, rather than nine separate acts.

User Reviews
Tom Simmons
85
Fav Tracks: Odessa, Kaili, Hannibal, Jamelia, Lalibela, Found Out, Sun
80
Let me start by saying "Bowls" is still sonic gold.
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Caribou - Our Love

Our Love

Caribou - Andorra

Andorra

Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness

The Milk of Human Kindness

Caribou - Up in Flames

Up in Flames

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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 20, 2010
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Merge
GENRE: Electronic
WEBSITE: www.caribou.fm
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# 39 - American Songwriter
# 3 - Clash
# 16 - DIY
# 19 - Drowned in Sound
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# 18 - MOJO
# 4 - musicOMH
# 12 - NME
# 45 - No Ripcord
# 19 - One Thirty BPM
# 17 - Pitchfork
# 27 - PopMatters
# 25 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 14 - Slant
# 39 - Spin
# 17 - Spinner
# 36 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 34 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Odessa
  2. Sun
  3. Kaili
  4. Found Out
  5. Bowls
  6. Leave House
  7. Hannibal
  8. Lalibela
  9. Jamelia
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