Swim

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58

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  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 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
  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'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.
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 80
    While some songs may become tedious, like the lengthy "Hannibal," the album as a whole is a great addition to the Caribou discography.
  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]
  3. Mojo
    80
    Dan Snaith goes liquid disco on his fifth album. [May 2010, p. 96]