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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the collaboration between Cate Le Bon and White Fence's Tim Presley was produced by Stephen Black and recorded in a house in the south of France.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 17, 2018
    80
    At times, the record is just classically Surreal, a bucolic unheimlich provoking a fleeting confrontation with the unconscious. What remains most alluring about this experiment’s broken logic is the sense that you’re furtively occupying someone else’s dream.
  2. Apr 20, 2018
    80
    The beauty in Drinks is that there’s nothing else too close to their sound. With moments of sheer chaotic genius married with brilliant songwriting, Hippo Lite offers something new on every listen.
  3. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2018
    80
    How she continues to turn apparent whimsy into profundity borders on the miraculous. [Jun 2018, p.92]
  4. Apr 17, 2018
    70
    If one could be so bold, it seems as if Hippo Lite can be proportionately bisected, with the more ambient and dream-like first half giving way to the more biting back half.
  5. Oct 24, 2018
    70
    Hippo Lite is a genuine collaboration. Aside from a few glimmers, Cate and Tim’s own distinct sounds are less detectable. They’ve ended up with a batch of songs that are physical in an elementally curious way.
  6. Apr 25, 2018
    70
    The second album from Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley carries the same sense of freedom as their first outing, this time a bit softer and more song-shaped than their debut’s meanderings.
  7. Apr 19, 2018
    30
    Where some might find their centre in such a locale, the self-imposed echo chamber seems to have exacerbated their worst individual qualities.

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  1. Jul 12, 2018
    8
    This album is so weird and awesome at the same time. Although sometimes you feel like this is just weird noise to play with yourThis album is so weird and awesome at the same time. Although sometimes you feel like this is just weird noise to play with your unconsciousness, other times you feel like you never listened something like this. Fantastic melodies, timings and voices. Expand