Tracklist

Odessa 5:16
Sun 5:45
Kaili 4:42
Found Out 3:19
Bowls 6:21
Leave House 5:12
Hannibal 6:16
Lalibela 2:26
Jamelia 3:59

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLANG733419 Caribou Swim(CD, Album) City Slang, Cooperative Music SLANG733419 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419 Caribou Swim / Mixtape(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Mixed, Ltd) City Slang SLANG733419 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419, SLANG754617 Caribou Swim / Swim Remixes(2xCD, Album, Promo) City Slang, City Slang SLANG733419, SLANG754617 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419, SLANG754617 Caribou Swim / Swim Remixes(CD, Album + CD, Album, Promo) City Slang, City Slang, Cooperative Music, Cooperative Music, Shock (2) SLANG733419, SLANG754617 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
MRG348 Caribou Swim(2x12", Album) Merge Records MRG348 US 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG9550055 Caribou Swim(2xLP, Album, 180) City Slang SLANG9550055 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
MRG348 Caribou Swim(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Merge Records MRG348 US 2010
SLANG9550054 Caribou Swim(CD, Album) City Slang SLANG9550054 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
MRG348 Caribou Swim(CD, Album) Merge Records MRG348 US 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419P Caribou Swim(CD, Album, Promo) City Slang SLANG733419P Europe 2010 Sell This Version
MRG348 ADVANCE Caribou Swim(CD, Album, Promo) Merge Records MRG348 ADVANCE US 2010 Sell This Version
none Caribou Swim(CD, Album, Promo) Merge Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
85. Caribou Swim(CDr, Album, Promo) City Slang 85. UK 2010 Sell This Version

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1ShotBill

1ShotBill

February 6, 2017
referencing Swim, 2x12", Album, MRG348

I also have a quiet pressing that sounds very good to me.
onehoop

onehoop

October 15, 2016
referencing Swim, 2xLP, Album, 180, SLANG9550055

I really enjoy this album. I bought this copy thanks to SonofGalahad's review and because I was placing another order to ship from Europe. This sounds GREAT and the inner sleeves are plastic lined (I hate cheap paper sleeves). The CD booklet is lame though. Hard to believe that the artwork could not be obtained in a format suitable for 12"x12" reproduction.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 18, 2016
referencing Swim, CD, Album, SLANG733419

How does a Caribou SWIM, you might ask? Quite well, as a matter of fact. Dan Snaith moves further in an electronic direction with this album, starting with a deeper, almost funky "Odessa" and moving to the jazzy syncopation and filtered vocal of the more house-centric "Sun." The refracting synths come against a horn band and his plaintive vocals on "Kaili," whereas the harp and bell tones on the instrumental "Bowls" add an almost Buddhist texture to the low-key rhythm. "Hannibal," similarly, has a wooziness to its synths which carries into the subdued groove of "Lalibela" before the "Jamelia" comes in quiet as a lamb before exploding like a lion eating dynamite. Definitely one of Snaith's stronger efforts.
cheesndopeWI

cheesndopeWI

September 18, 2015
referencing Swim, 2x12", Album, MRG348

my copy is very quiet. sounds good.
gagnonjulien1

gagnonjulien1

March 17, 2015
referencing Swim, CD, Album, SLANG733419
So I just bought Merge's pressing at a store in my area, and there seems to be a problem with the stereo, has anyone experienced an album with the right track playing extremely faintly? I've resorted to mono.
SonofGalahad

SonofGalahad

January 12, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Swim, 2xLP, Album, 180, SLANG9550055
The City Slang variant of Swim is cut at 33rpm, but is pressed on what appears to be quiet 180gram wax. The pressing is - in my opinion - vastly superior to the Merge offering.

I bought two Merge Swim LPs; both LPs of both copies suffered terrible warping and several sides were noticeably stamped off center. I watched the stylus waggle back and forth on side B to a degree that was causing a tonal warble on the long tones in the music on that side. Obviously both copies were from the same stamper as both sucked. Between the hop and the lateral movement, the turd pressing bore out how well my tonearm was able to keep up, but at 45rpm the records would almost invariably skip on a lesser deck. Maybe Merge blew their price point on the lovely spot-varnished cover and insert art and couldn't boot for a quality record? Who knows.

Sent for the City Slang pressing - slightly nicer packaging and it sounds better, despite being cut at 33rpm. This was not the first time I bought a Merge record that was crappy. Not sure what their problem is but Dan Snaith's work deserves better. Just my experience.
sevensharpnine

sevensharpnine

July 31, 2014
referencing Swim, 2xLP, Album, 180, SLANG9550055
Can anyone tell me if this release is 45RPM?
Worra

Worra

September 1, 2013
referencing Swim, 2x12", Album, MRG348
I'm not noticing it play too fast but the quality of the pressing is terrible! Its crackling and really noisy
e8ghtmileshigh

e8ghtmileshigh

June 3, 2013
referencing Swim, 2x12", Album, MRG348
Does anyone else find that this play a bit too fast?
Unterhimmel

Unterhimmel

February 13, 2012
referencing Swim, 2xLP, Album, 180, SLANG9550055

"Jamelia"
Silky Electronic-Dub-Folk at the beginning and at the end, distorted climax in the middle. Smooth vocals. Beautiful.