Our editor’s pick of the albums reviewed on these pages during the past seven days is Caribou‘s Suddenly. Revisit the review and check out the album via Spotify!
“Anyone wanting to better understand the journey Dan Snaith has been on during this century should probably start with his debut as Manitoba and then end it with his mix for Fabric.”
“At one end, the nervous tweaks and splenetic, loopy palette of 2001’s Start Breaking My Heart are the work of a producer searching for a post-millennial arc, at the other lies a man throwing down a pseudo-set so hard and precise it could be a diamond.”
“Suddenly arrives contending for the gong as the misnomer release of the decade so far: it’s been more than five years after all since Snaith brought us Caribou’s Our Love, the record that transformed his public reputation from club-wall hanger to floor stealer. In Daphni, he’s found yet another alias with which to exercise artisan DJ skills, but on this fifth outing under his most prominent banner, traits from each of his various personalities weave alchemically, as if it’s as easy to blend the essences as the music itself.”