The sophomore album from Tennessee's Cherub, 2014's Year of the Caprese follows up the group's 2012 debut, MoM & DaD. Once again showcasing the talents of Jason Huber and Jordan Kelley, Year of the Caprese features more of the duo's '70s and '80s disco, funk, and soul-inflected music. In that sense, Year of the Caprese bridges the gap between the retro-electronic disco of Daft Punk and the similarly inclined comedic pop-rap of 3OH!3. Cuts like "Disco Shit," "Freaky Me, Freaky You," and the viral hit "Doses & Mimosas" also bring to mind the renegade wink-in-the-eye energy of '90s bands like Fun Lovin' Criminals and Bloodhound Gang. These are dance-oriented cuts, heavily influenced by vintage club music and often delivered with a wry, saucy, and satirical bent.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar