Review: Caracal by Disclosure

Caracal by DisclosureWhen I reviewed Disclosure’s debut album, Settle, I said that the English duo could “bring all dance back to a more soulful position.” It definitely has carved a niche, and dragged some other acts along too, and with their follow-up, Caracal, they go full throttle. Sure, they might have overdone it – this hasn’t held my attention as much as the previous release – but Guy and Howard Lawrence still bring some thought into their house-garage combos, with some astutely produced contributions from the Weeknd, Gregory Porter and – a feat considering how she’s become a bit grating since her promotional cycle waned – Lorde. I wish there was more texture: it was too smooth towards the end and it all felt like a blur. But Caracal displays a more mature side for Disclosure, and shows that they do know their craft. [NB] | 3/5

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