• Record Label: Because
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    60
    Caramel consists of weightless, non-danceable funk, drifting in from the edge of consciousness like a vaporised, enervated Scritti Politti. [Dec 2013, p.89]
  2. Nov 14, 2013
    60
    With all its quirkiness, Caramel is dreamy and comforting, a bit like the confection it's named after.
  3. 60
    The album seems perfectly named, sounding like funk that's been melted down via psychedelia and stretched into gooey sweetness. There is though, a lot of getting lost too.
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    60
    A fascinating album and one which will reward with an attentive ear, just don't expect an instant, agreeable listen.
  5. Oct 31, 2013
    60
    Caramel is certainly a strange album, but it’s not alienating or difficult to engage with.
  6. 55
    It’s hard to judge if the album has simply missed its mark or, as I suspect, he appears to have lost the enthusiasm and imagination with which he approached his first, vastly superior effort.
  7. Jan 13, 2014
    50
    Caramel would have made an intriguing EP, but as a full length album it’s a true test of patience for the listener and the musical equivalent of awkwardly stumbling into a room where your sweat-drenched parents are having sex.
  8. Jan 9, 2014
    50
    Caramel is a collection of half-finished songs that force you to fill in the blanks. It's just as frustrating and occasionally enlightening as that sounds.
  9. 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. Full Review »