Caramel

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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the New Zealand singer includes influences from funk, jazz, and psychedelic pop.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
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  1. Nov 5, 2013
    90
    Caramel and Mockasin definitely takes you on one hell of an adventure. Even though it might leave you feeling a little softened and dehydrated, I can’t wait to re-lace up my skates and embark on the next one.
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    80
    He mimics the hip-hop mainstream to brilliant effect, and tracks such as Do I Make You Feel Shy, I'm the Man, That Will Find You and Roll With You fuse such a surreal mix of pixie enchantment and pimped-out creepiness that it's impossible not to be seduced.
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 21, 2013
    80
    It seemingly exists in another dimension entirely and by the end of the album you feel as if you've just emerged from a a nightclub in Atlantis. [Dec 2013, p.102]
  4. Nov 11, 2013
    67
    The word "caramel" is most readily embodied by this music's sensual, flirtatious leanings. Unfortunately, sometimes it seems to just mean "slow", i.e. the pace of swimming through caramel.
  5. Nov 14, 2013
    60
    With all its quirkiness, Caramel is dreamy and comforting, a bit like the confection it's named after.
  6. Nov 1, 2013
    60
    A fascinating album and one which will reward with an attentive ear, just don't expect an instant, agreeable listen.
  7. 50
    Somewhere in the midst of it all, there’s purportedly a story about a man in love with a dolphin and a car race that concludes with a crash. But, there are already too many baffling things going on to try and decode that bonkers narrative on top of it all.

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  1. Nov 21, 2014
    4
    there's no proper concept or aim, nor any crucial, interesting riff going on, it all just feels like a jumble of drowsy, under cooked musicthere's no proper concept or aim, nor any crucial, interesting riff going on, it all just feels like a jumble of drowsy, under cooked music that rarely grabs much interest and sounds oddly dated. Expand