Album
Oshin
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Artist
DIIV

Oshin by DIIV

DIIV - Oshin
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Rank: #83 / 736
USER SCORE
80
Based on
99 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

There is also something extremely fresh in the way DIIV take an age old sound and turn it into something magical and at times deeply beautiful.

85
The 405

It's this evocative approach to songwriting, rather than anything happening sonically, that suggests the infinite promise of DIIV's future.

83
Pitchfork

The experience of Oshin is aqueous and amorphous in a way that makes using the term "rock" feel uncomfortable.

83
A.V. Club

Oshin emphasizes a charmingly low-budget kind of grandeur, like Ride’s Nowhere reconstructed via laptop. 

83
Pretty Much Amazing

At its best, Oshin feels like standing in a cavernous room with hazy beams of light coming in from slits in the walls.

81
Beats Per Minute

Oshin is undeniably a record tailored for driving around with some friends in the dead heat of summer, but the music also packs a range of raw emotions

80
Drowned in Sound

It affects you whilst it’s there, combines strength with the sun’s rays for vitamin-fuelled feel-good non-synthetic euphoria. But then it leaves. And no one’s any the wiser.

80
Under The Radar

It's clearly the product of a band in a conventional sense, one tightened like a corkscrew by relentless touring and songwriting.

60
Consequence of Sound

The songs just don’t stick long enough to make more than an impression in the pillow.

40
No Ripcord

Because it’s 2012 and because it’s tediously unassuming, people will listen to it in the background once or twice while skimreading blogs and forget about it within a year.

User Reviews
85
A mix between Thompson Twins, My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth. As a 40+ guy, I see through all their influences, but love it. If I was 18 I'd be wondering why these guys were not rock stars yet.

93
excellent album, home gets me every time. Cant wait to see their next album

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DETAILS

RELEASED: June 26, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Captured Tracks
GENRE: Shoegaze, Lo-Fi
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 30 - Beats Per Minute
# 6 - DIY
# 14 - FILTER
# 7 - musicOMH
# 13 - NME
# 40 - Pitchfork
# 35 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 22 - Stereogum
# 14 - The 405
# 19 - The Fly
# 3 - The Line of Best Fit
# 6 - Time Out London
# 16 - Under the Radar
TRACK LIST
  1. (Druun) 
  2. Past Lives 
  3. Human 
  4. Air Conditioning 
  5. How Long Have You Known? 
  6. Wait 
  7. Earthboy 
  8. (Druun pt. ii) 
  9. Follow 
  10. Sometime 
  11. Oshin (Subsume) 
  12. Doused 
  13. Home
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Added on: April 5, 2012