- Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Rank: #91 / 880
USER SCORE
80
Based on
175 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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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.

SiberianBreaks
20
Could have used a lot more reverb. I was disappointed to hear an actual melody pop up for a second or two.

Favourite tracks: I like the part where the guy with the swoopy hair sang and drowned out the entire song
Gupla
95
Este podría no ser mi material favorito del año, o de lo que va de la década, pero Oshin me vuelve loco, y no me puedo cansar de decirlo. Su naturalidad refleja el entusiasmo de toda una generación de jóvenes que buscan soltarse con un sonido fresco, y dejarse ir en un recorrido que les corresponde, es un material que identifica, pero sólo a un sector especifico, en el que me veo incluido.
KevinPasos
92
Essential Tracks - Past Lives // Human // How Long Have You Known // Wait // Doused
MarkCooper
42
Their artist picture terrifies me, they look insane and strung out on heroin.

Also the music is lifeless.
ebeka
60
my first thought was 'i've listened to something like this before'
my final thought was 'have i been listening to a looping of the same song?'
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DETAILS

June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Captured Tracks / Label
Shoegaze, Lo-Fi / Genres
diiv.net / Website
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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
Contributions By
wallver, royalflush, erik
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Added on: April 5, 2012