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Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

Album review: Caribou's 'Our Love'

October 15th, 2014

Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

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