AOTY 2021
Caribou - Swim
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2010 Ratings: #47 / 900
Year End Rank: #11
User Score
Based on 411 ratings
2010 Ratings: #49
Liked by 12 people
April 20, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge, City Slang / Label / Website
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After drawing from IDM, krautrock, and sunshine pop, Dan Snaith's project sets its sights on dark and intricate dance music, with dazzling results.


Even though you could call this move toward the dancefloor a surprise, Swim retains all the qualities that make Snaith and Caribou so impressive. It just dresses them up for a night out at the club; no, make that a great night out at the club.

Odessa 8.6💚
Sun 9.5💚
Kaili 9.3💚
Found Out 9.7💚
Bowls 9.4💚
Leave House 8.9💚
Hannibal 7.8💚
Lalibela 9.7💚
Jamelia 10.0💚

Nota Final:92💚💚💚💚💚(Excelente)
Tá aqui um álbum de música eletrônica de 2010 que ainda funciona muito bem até hoje.

Caribou trás em "Swim" um belíssimo trabalho bastante rico sonoramente e liricamente,Caribou sabe fazer uso da música eletrônica com instrumentos ... read more
Caribou's Swim is the seriously excellent dance album I was excited for when I was going through Dan's discography. I had only listened to Odessa which I thought was excellent so I was happy it came with a selection of songs just as good as it. The pace of the album is really well done as I think Caribou found a good balance of sounds to make this into one of his strongest albums. My favorite tracks are Odessa, Sun, Found Out, Bowls, Leave House and Jamelia.
I guess this project is indicative that I'm just not a fan of Caribou or his style at all. I listened to Suddenly in 2020 and just found it way too clean and predictable, the builds not as dynamic as they could have been. So a rougher or more raw sound might have done the trick, right? Well... not really, in fact it almost made things worse. It gives this whole project a sort of chaotic and slapdash feeling that feels less organic and more jumbled together by happenstance. The grooves are tight ... read more
I consider this a classic! Damn, sonically astonishing and unbelievably creative. Dan just has that beautiful voice to fit his great and unique production.
There's a bunch of tracks on here I love one aspect of them and one aspect only (the driving beat on Sun, the chaotic synths on Kaili or the sick triplet pluck on Found Out ). I really like the ideas on this album but not the assembly of the tracks as a whole
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