Caribou ‎– Andorra

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Tracklist

Melody Day 4:11
Sandy 4:10
After Hours 6:15
She's The One 4:00
Desiree 4:12
Eli 3:03
Sundialing 4:40
Irene 3:38
Niobe 8:51

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MRG308 Caribou Andorra(LP, Album, 180) Merge Records MRG308 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Caribou Andorra(9xFile, AAC, Album, 256) People Eating Fruit Records none 2007
MRG308 PROMO Caribou Andorra(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Merge Records MRG308 PROMO US 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG1047982 Caribou Andorra(CD, Album) City Slang SLANG1047982 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG 1047982 Caribou Andorra(CD, Album) City Slang SLANG 1047982 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG1047982 Caribou Andorra(CD, Album) City Slang SLANG1047982 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Slang1047982J Caribou Andorra(CD, Album) City Slang Slang1047982J Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MRG308 Caribou Andorra(CD, Album) Merge Records MRG308 US 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG 1047982P Caribou Andorra(CD, Album, Promo) City Slang SLANG 1047982P Germany 2007 Sell This Version
MRG306 Caribou Andorra(CDr, Album, Promo) Merge Records MRG306 US 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG 1047981 Caribou Andorra(LP, Album) City Slang SLANG 1047981 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SLANG 1047981 Caribou Andorra(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) City Slang SLANG 1047981 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

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usernameisusername0

usernameisusername0

September 24, 2017
referencing Andorra, LP, Album, 180, MRG308
Wow. This vinyl is HEAVY. Seriously. This is the heaviest record I own.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 13, 2016
referencing Andorra, CD, Album, MRG308

Caribou moves to ANDORRA to continue his electronic folk concoctions, and with the jangly "Melody Day," he ensconces himself firmly in the 60s. "Sandy" continues that feel, while "She's The One" brings in a jittery romance. "Desiree" goes from a whisper to a full-on harmonic build, and "Eli" offers pure, warm psych-pop. The gentle "Irene" stays quiet and understated, before "Niobe" gurgles with smooth electronics as it morphs over its long run time. A short album, but I suppose that's normal if you're going to be in Andorra.
withoutatrace

withoutatrace

March 21, 2008
referencing Andorra, LP, Album, 180, MRG308

I was a little unimpressed with "The Milk of Human Kindness", especially after the psychedelic bliss of "Up In Flames". But Dan Snaith seems to have come back around to this fabulous combination of good songwriting AND ear-tickling sampling. "Andorra" sounds like a late-1960s rock album, though if you listen close enough you can still tell that it's made by machines.

The songs on this album are nostalgic and intimate. "She's The One" has to be my favorite, as it always comes off sounding like a Fountains of Wayne song to me (I think there's a similar melody in there). The orchestration, though synthesized, sampled & looped, is always right on. The flutes that keep showing up, the persistent organs, those marching band drums in "Sandy", and of course the guitar--all of the instruments just sound excellent. And Snaith's voice sounds better on this album than it ever has.

Electronic music never sounded so good. It never sounded so much like psychedelic rock! I can't help but love it.