album review: caribou
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

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Daniel Snaith makes strange choices. On the new Caribou album, Swim, odd juxtapositions of sounds and styles are the norm. Beats are abandoned mid-song and replaced by entirely different grooves. Squawking bird noises become a central hook. Payoffs that are expected do not come. Snaith seems to enjoy playing with the general expectations of dance music, and in many ways that seems like Caribou's raison d'etre. When it works, it's rewarding to hear the boundaries pushed by an artist who's clearly unafraid to alienate his audience.

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