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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Dan Snaith as Caribou was self-recorded and produced.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    100
    As Suddenly underlines, [his career has] ended up somewhere exciting: in a niche of its own, where electronic auteur meets singer-songwriter, where an innate feel for pop music and the dancefloor co-exists with experimentation.
  2. Feb 25, 2020
    90
    For more than 20 years, Snaith has displayed a rare versatility and ability to keep things fresh. Suddenly is no different.
  3. Mar 6, 2020
    85
    Coupled with some of the loosest, most pop-minded production of Snaith’s career, Suddenly becomes a glimmer of optimism, immaculate music for communal grief and celebration. In that, it’s the most vital album of his career.
  4. Feb 27, 2020
    80
    Suddenly is a work of slow-burning beauty from one of the brightest sparks in the electronic firmament.
  5. Feb 28, 2020
    80
    While it's probably his most willfully experimental album to date, his soft, distinctive vocals flow through every track, binding the whole thing together.
  6. 80
    The more experimental and unsettling elements will reward longtime stans, while recent converts will be just as thrilled with its party-starting exuberance. What’s universally clear, however, is that 20 years into his career, Snaith has found the perfect balance between intimate songwriting and extroverted sonic decisions.
  7. Feb 26, 2020
    50
    Suddenly is a frustrating listen. Snaith's talent for writing earworms, hooks and choruses has never been so apparent. But overall he sounds like he's trying too hard, taking influence from too many places.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mar 3, 2020
    10
    What an instant classic! While the sound is a bit "different" compared to the 2010 and 2014 albums, it's fresher and more diverse, and reallyWhat an instant classic! While the sound is a bit "different" compared to the 2010 and 2014 albums, it's fresher and more diverse, and really gets you jamming. It does take longer to grow on your compared to their previous albums as well but once it does, you know you're in for a keeper. Caribou doesn't release albums until their songwriting is on-point! Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2020
    10
    Manages to hold the genre title of experimental minimalism yet works well to fill the stereo field to its every inch. Sonically ... thisManages to hold the genre title of experimental minimalism yet works well to fill the stereo field to its every inch. Sonically ... this albums a masterpiece for any aspiring producers / engineers. Expand
  3. Feb 28, 2020
    10
    Suddenly offers a ears worms interwoven into introspective melodies that carry you to new places.
  4. Mar 2, 2020
    10
    Daniel Snaith has yet to make a bad album. Serves as both a sequel to his last album and a further progression of his lush yet richly layeredDaniel Snaith has yet to make a bad album. Serves as both a sequel to his last album and a further progression of his lush yet richly layered compositions. Expand
  5. Feb 29, 2020
    10
    Caribou’s music is like a drug, it makes you feel high and leaves you wanting more. Suddenly is no exception and is worth the long wait.
  6. Feb 29, 2020
    8
    I've lived with it for a week. It's ace. The two Daphniesque tunes, 'Never Nome Back' and 'Ravi' are weak points, but then Lime is sublime,I've lived with it for a week. It's ace. The two Daphniesque tunes, 'Never Nome Back' and 'Ravi' are weak points, but then Lime is sublime, except it ends when you want it to flourish. I'd pay good money for the 12" version. Magpie, Cloud Song and Like I Loved You are also classic Caribou, then it's mixed up with the likes of Home and New Jade. There's loads to love here. Expand