Flower Of Devotion

DEHD - Flower Of Devotion
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #198 / 491
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2020 Ratings: #261
Liked by 3 people
July 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fire Talk / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pitchfork

Recording in a studio, the Chicago DIY trio sound newly airy and lush, but no less direct and sincere. Their confidence in their concision is the best part.

80
Loud and Quiet

It’s this ability to maximise their sense of minimalism that makes this album such a success, even if it doesn’t quite inspire fully-formed devotion.

80
AllMusic

Some of the heartbreak and healing that defined the last album carries over, but more than anything Dehd grows deeper into their sad, summery twilight sound.

80
Exclaim!

Flower of Devotion is Dehd's biggest leap yet, further proof that they've captured something truly special in their triangle of sound.

80
Under The Radar

The album proves just how good of a band they really are, paradoxes and all.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

Whether upbeat or downcast, Flower of Devotion is infused with the innocence and fervour of young adulthood, and is among the finest records yet this year.

78
Paste

The result is Dehd’s best album to date, a significant upgrade on their sound that finds their Windy City DIY scene-honed amalgam of surf rock, shoegaze and dream pop at its most melodic and expressive.

75
Beats Per Minute

The band’s crisp, no-nonsense approach filters into every aspect of Flower of Devotion and it makes for a heady, light-hearted escape from the complications of the world today.

70
The Line of Best Fit

On Flower of Devotion, production is sharper, lyrics cut deeper, and the palette is more diverse, making for a much more rewarding listen than last year’s Water and their 2016 debut.

60
Q Magazine

Chicago indie-rock trio bloom on third album.

CLJesse
42
Anti-poggers
Valeyard
85
I'm a sucker for that guitar sound.
I'm sorry
MasterCrackfox
79
It always astounds me when a three-piece outfit can fill out the sound so much, as Dehd accomplish on Flower of Devotion. You could fool just about anyone that this album had a lot more filling up space, but instead the three members are armed with only your standard instrumentation for an indie rock group. Expecting that they are limited by this is simply incorrect, given just how much Dehd accomplish in such a short time.

There really are two major key points of this album that feel like ... read more
Felix_96
60
6/10

solid

Fav tracks: Desire, Drip Drop, Month
Tielur
82
Jesus and Mary Chain but on xans.

A very forward thinking jangle pop record that finds comfort in its influences but does enough to represent its own name. I enjoyed this very much!
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Track List

  1. Desire
  2. Loner
  3. Haha
  4. Drip Drop
  5. Month
  6. Disappear
  7. Flood
  8. Letter
  9. Nobody
  10. No Time
  11. Moonlight
  12. Apart
  13. Flying
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Added on: May 11, 2020