Oshin

DIIV - Oshin
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #126 / 956
Year End Rank: #29
User Score
Based on 274 ratings
2012 Ratings: #100
June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Captured Tracks / Label
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.

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.

holsgr
67
( ☆☆☆ ) nice concept, a bit irregular/boring at times.
KengojiUltamYT
30
Shitty Band, Shitty Album, and A Waste of My Time
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
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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