An overwhelmingly positive album from Caribou aka Dan Snaith. It's his sixth studio album and the first in four years as Caribou after a slew of releases exploring his dance music chops under the moniker Daphni. Not surprisingly then, Our Love shifts his sound to take in the dancefloor and a little hip hop R&B influence too. It's an album that shows off Snaith's beautiful, skilled and warm approach to production. It's fun, it's optimistic and it's full of love. I love Our Love - it's a little grower.
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And here's a list of other artists whose releases could have just as easily be in there from this year: Martyn, Rat&Co, Raz Ohara, Fatima Al Qadiri, Copeland, Anomie, Elbee, Submerse, Wen, Untold, Plaid, Zammuto, Lee Gamble, Teebs, Illum Sphere, Lawrence English, Porter Robinson, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Dylan Michel, Dorian Concept, Broken Chip, Lukid, Dabro, Drox, Machinedrum, Lucian Blomkamp, Loops Haunt, Slamagotchi, Lee Gamble, SHXCXCHCXSH, Plastikman, The Bug, Mannheim Rocket, VHS Head, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Lorn, Super Magic Hats, Aeriae and a personal favourite that’s a little off the brief is Banks.