Jiaolong - Daphni
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  • Summary: This is the debut electronic full-length release for Dan Snaith [aka Caribou] as Daphni.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
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  1. Oct 16, 2012
    88
    Jiaolong boasts nine timeless dance-floor bangers that resurrect a moment.
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    JIAOLONG is one of the year's most consistently compelling LPs, whether as home listening evening fuel or out and about in the sweaty rooms for which it was designed.
  3. Oct 5, 2012
    80
    An explosion of Snaith's warm-yet-manic verve, this is euphoria from a new master of the dancefloor.
  4. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    By going back to the first principles of house he's built something very new and very wonderful.
  5. Oct 5, 2012
    70
    In an age of hyper-optionality these tracks are never festooned with excessive detail where a few stark gestures would do, and the results boil over with primitive playfulness.
  6. Oct 26, 2012
    70
    "Ye Ye's" Chicago house snares and claps crop up throughout the record, turning the pretty "Lights" into a sweaty jack-fest and giving deranged effects of "Springs" a rigid framework. [Dec 2012, p.69]
  7. Oct 16, 2012
    50
    Jiaolong speaks in a more comprehensible language because it's not florid psych-pop, but as with Caribou, I do not see a way to become anything other than a spectator of this music.

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