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Disclosure are an English electronic music duo consisting of brothers Howard (born 11 May 1994) and Guy Lawrence (born 25 May 1991). The siblings grew up in Reigate, Surrey. Their debut album, Settle, released on 3 June 2013 through PMR, was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. They released a second studio album, Caracal, on 25 September 2015 which was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Settle is the debut studio album by Disclosure, released on 31 May 2013 by Island Records. Accompanied by the success of its lead single, “Latch”, featuring Sam Smith, the album features collaborations with AlunaGeorge, Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires, Sasha Keable, Eliza Doolittle, Jamie Woon, Jessie Ware, and London Grammar, as an opus which equally combines the elements of production, vocality, and songwriting. A deluxe edition of the album contains four bonus tracks, including Disclosure’s remix of Jessie Ware’s song “Running”.
Settle received widespread critical praise and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 44,633 copies in its first week. It was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on 4 April 2014, signifying sales of over 300,000 copies. In the US, the album reached No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart with 10,000 units sold after promotional discount on Google Play. It has sold 165,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.
Caracal is the second studio album . It was released on 25 September 2015 through PMR and Island. Five official singles have been released from the album: “Holding On” featuring Gregory Porter, “Omen” featuring Sam Smith, “Jaded”, “Magnets” featuring Lorde, and “Nocturnal” featuring The Weeknd, with three promotional singles also being released: “Bang That”, “Willing and Able” featuring Kwabs, and “Hourglass” featuring Lion Babe.
Caracal has received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 22 reviews. In a mixed review, Meaghan Garvey from Pitchfork Media said of the album, “the Lawrence brothers too often fade noncommittally into white noise.”