Swim

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. This is the third album in a row where Snaith seems to have devoted most of his effort into submerging his own unique voice deep within the musical persona he's adopted, I just don't really get what I'm supposed to do with it. Like, should we get him some water wings to keep his head above the water?
  2. Under The Radar
    40
    Throughout Swim, Snaith employs similar tactics, getting something interesting started, seducing the listener, only to challenge them to stay on board as the song develops. [Spring 2010, p.69]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. JohnB
    Apr 22, 2010
    5
    To be blunt, I'm disappointed with this record. Andorra really showed how unique Caribou was. That record gave me the sense that there To be blunt, I'm disappointed with this record. Andorra really showed how unique Caribou was. That record gave me the sense that there wasn't anyone who could match the magical area that Dan Snaith occupied. However, almost all of Swim falls flat to me. It's almost like Dan was hanging out too much with Kieran Hebdan (Fourtet). In fact, Swim sounds like the tracks that didn Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2015
    6
    Caribou has always managed to make that kind of electronic music that appeals to both edm/idm fans and indie hipsters. In this record there'sCaribou has always managed to make that kind of electronic music that appeals to both edm/idm fans and indie hipsters. In this record there's a strong Four Tet influence alongside a funk verve reminiscent of Daft Punk. It grabs a sufficiency thanks to nice (even if a little bit trivial) melodies. Full Review »
  3. Jul 19, 2013
    9
    An album that stretches over genres, it deserves your attention. Swim presents you with a more dance and electric vibe, yet does not stray toAn album that stretches over genres, it deserves your attention. Swim presents you with a more dance and electric vibe, yet does not stray to far from being relaxing and psychedelic. "Odessa" is a distinct dance number for people who do not like dance music. Songs like "Sun" are extremely trancy, and the instrumental "Lalibela" has to be one of the most interesting songs on the album Full Review »