Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2012 Ratings: #161 / 1029
Year End Rank: #29
User Score
Based on 315 ratings
2012 Ratings: #119
Liked by 3 people
June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Shoegaze, Dream Pop / Genres
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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.

musicmagpie55
77
I just picture guitars running like wild horses in a field.
Z.Younk
81
This was the one that they really got the nuances of making good shoegaze dream pop for a new audience, they avoid sounding derivative of any of the copious acts before them.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
MarkCooper
42
Their artist picture terrifies me, they look insane and strung out on heroin.

Also the music is lifeless.
Gupla
NR
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.
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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