Sept. 5th

dvsn - Sept. 5th
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #558 / 879
User Score
Based on 220 ratings
2016 Ratings: #308
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
OVO Sound, Warner Bros. / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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On Sept. 5, dvsn establish themselves as the cutting edge of post-millennial soul music, electrifying, absorbing and, at their best, downright mind-blowing.

This group is wise and capable enough to eschew nearly every shortcut of today's personality-first music culture and dial into the silence between the noise. It's what confidence sounds like.
NOW Magazine

Unlike many of their peers, dvsn go for the jugular, convincingly channelling the warmth, grace and precision of 90s staples Jodeci and Brownstone on their Sept. 5th album by mixing classic gospel-R&B vocal arrangements with modern touches.

Pretty Much Amazing

Despite some glaring issues, Sept. 5th manages to stay listenable, and offers occasional glimpses of genuine inspiration. 

Here's some more narcotic, dimly lit R&B balladry from Drake's Warner-supported OVO Sound label, this time courtesy of duo dvsn.

As a whole, it eschews the current R&B trend of existing within multiple genres or creating a genre unto itself, and the collection is unengaging because of it.

Cuando escuchas canciones como The Line y Hallucinations, sabes que estos chicos se traen algo grande entre manos. Division (dvsn) sin dudas es una de las grandes sorpresas de este 2016, una de esas bandas que quisieras recomendarlas a todos pero a la vez quisieras que se quedará en secreto para siempre. Para los amantes del R&B este es un disco esencial. Desde ya unos de mis debut favoritos de los últimos años.
Canciones favoritas: With Me, Try/Effortless, ... read more
¿Cómo partir abril de la mejor manera?
Con dvsn y su debut Sept. 5th, uno de los mejores álbumes R&B de la década.
Es como cuando conoces a alguien, le escuchas hablar y caes inmediatamente in love.

Favoritas: With Me, SEPT 5TH, Hallucinations, Another One, Angela, The Line
This is the best R&B album of all time. This is like soul incense or spirit perfume. Absolutely love it. Dreamy lovely smooth wave songs.
To me, this project feels like it came from an alternate universe where the Weeknd decided to become more introspective and experimental instead of going commercial after the Trilogy. The production incorporates many of the hallmarks of modern r&b, but feels warmer and more organic, topped off with a somewhat warped sheen that gives the record a strongly psychedelic feel. The lyrics and multiple vocalists (mostly a solo male and an assembly of anonymous male and female voices, usually in ... read more
I get why people wouldn’t like this, as it’s not groundbreaking and the lyrics can be incredibly cringey, but I love this album. The production is phenomenal, and I just think it is a great R&B project with well written and well produced songs.

Fav Tracks: With Me, Too Deep, Try / Effortless, Do It Well, Sept 5th, Hallucinations, The Line

Least Fav Tracks: Angela
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Track List

  1. With Me
  2. Too Deep
  3. Try / Effortless
  4. Do It Well
  5. In + Out
  6. Sept. 5th
  7. Hallucinations
  8. Another One
  9. Angela
  10. The Line
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Added on: March 17, 2016