Our Love

Man, this thing is a trip. I haven’t ever properly digested a Caribou record before, just the odd free download here and there, so hi. As a collection, the ten tracks that make up the seventh disc from Dan Snaith’s electronic pop machine definitely work. These tunes, from the erotic “Silver” to the chilled title track, could also exist on their own as singles (or 12” extended dance machines).  With the exception of “Dive,” the songs don’t sound dated in a bad way (that 1982/1996/2012 sound, you know) and the variety of male and female voices on the disc go a long way. Does the annoying tribal repetition of “Mars” alienate the listener too much, or does mystical closer “Your Love Will Set You Free” save the day? Turn the page when you hear the chimes to find out.

Published in Volume 69, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 24, 2014)

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