Basking in the Glow

Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 154 ratings
2019 Ratings: #350
August 16, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
Emo, Indie Rock / Genres
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*Takes off critical glasses and puts on rose-tinted shades*

Listening to Oso Oso is like stepping into a time machine that transports you to a particular vibe rather than a destination. Jade Lilitri follows the legacy of poppy emo bands that build their music on shining melodies and cathartic guitars. Lilitri exacerbates this trend to excellent extremes. Basking in the Glow is an album caught between platitudes and personal narrative. It's refreshing to hear an album that leans into a ... read more
Tunes aren't quite as tight as they were on yunahon mixtape, I still think this guy's writing is the most humble shit ever but man these hooks just didn't always hit like I wish they did. Damn near all the tracks on the yunahon mixtape got firmly ¬Lodged¬ in my head at some point and maybe with more time this album will get there but I'm not finding the melodic moments nearly as memorable here. I think it's because they not as fierce this time around and instead shoot for something a ... read more
There is a whole scene of younger kids these days that are really moved by this style of encouraging and even inspirational emo music. There are tons of acts making similar music that critically minded music minds often scoff at and don't allow into the conversation when discussing modern music. However, we shouldn't shake it off and ignore a whole area of music when there are so many who are merit in its sound. I remember going to see Mom Jeans and feeling undeniably old in the crowded venue, ... read more
I'm 15 again?
This is an admittedly simple but surprisingly enjoyable project, filled with sing-along hooks and infectious melodies. If you want some shameless emo nostalgia check this one out.
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Added on: May 22, 2019