Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 22 reviews
2010 Rank: #34 / 699
USER SCORE
83
Based on
126 ratings

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84
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

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.

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User Reviews
uralberk
72
swim is not enjoyable as much as the amount of praise you throw at it's unique sounds mixed together when you listen
Gupla
87
Caribou logra un marcado "indiectronica" en Swim y deja fluir todo el color que las melodías tienen para ofrecer.
Tom Simmons
85
Fav Tracks: Odessa, Kaili, Hannibal, Jamelia, Lalibela, Found Out, Sun
78
Let me start by saying "Bowls" is still sonic gold.
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DETAILS

April 20, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Electronic / Genres
www.caribou.fm / Website
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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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