Album Review: Disclosure's 'Caracal' is a Star-studded Electronic Dazzle

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When Disclosure first popped on to the scene they were creating great electronic-chill music and further blossomed into fame after collaborating with R&B hitmaker Sam Smith.

Now, the duo has released their album Caracal and it's truly a star-studded hit.

(Album Stream Below)

Disclosure's style of electronic music is smooth and for the most part very chill. Their music has been a huge hit in Europe but has made it's way into the hearts of fans all over the world. They especially rocketed into fame after releasing the intoxicating "Latch" featuring Sam Smith.

The collaborations between the two won't seem to stop as Smith also appeared on the "Omen" single for the Caracal album.

"Omen" was an instant hit with Disclosure's amazing arrangement, paired with Smith's dazzling vocals. They have had so much success collaborating with each other that it wouldn't be surprising if there was a joint album somewhere along the line.

Smith isn't the only big name working with Disclosure on Caracal. The album also features The Weeknd, Gregory Porter, LION BABE, Kwabs, Lorde, Miguel, Nao and Jodan Rakei. The Weeknd is featured on the opening track titled, "Nocturnal." It has an 80's disco feel that's perfect for The Weeknd's tone.

Disclosure is incredibly skilled at putting together infectious electronic sounds but blending them in ways that provide bliss and ecstasy. "Willing & Able" is another standout track with the R&B inspiration from Kwabs. It's smokey and brilliantly done.

It's been some time since we've heard new music from Lorde but she shines on "Magnets." Her one-of-a-kind voice is paired with matching production and arrangement from Disclosure who really don't have one bad track on the album. The stand alone hit "Echoes" is very infectious and catchy and lends itself well to the "shuffle" dance.

Other standout tracks include "Moving Mountains," "Bang That," "Good Intentions" featuring Miguel, and "Afterthought." Overall Caracal is a well done electronic album. It's also laced with potential radio hits that fans will be able to appreciate.

Listen to Disclosure's Caracal below.