DIIV - Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Rank: #75 / 779
USER SCORE
81
Based on
130 ratings

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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.

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User Reviews
Gupla
90
Material más adictivo en años.
SiberianBreaks
56
Some nice tracks with a nice dreamy vibe. However, I feel that I have heard this album so many times before by different bands. The album as a whole came off just dull and nothing really new.

Favourite tracks: Human, Air Conditioning, Doused
Tom Simmons
55
Fav Tracks: How Long Have You Known, Follow

Least Fav Track: Human
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

June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Captured Tracks / Label
Shoegaze, Lo-Fi / Genres
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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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