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5.0 out of 5 stars Best New Band in the World
I had happily stumbled across the band on the Captured Tracks site and loved them straight away. A great mix of guitar, melodies and energy. The songs released gave a great glimpse of the quality of the band's material, but this album is even better! This band deserves great acclaim and success
Published 21 months ago by overskadovers

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2.0 out of 5 stars Wheres all the songs
Well, apart from the attrocious spelling involved with both the artist name and album title Dive ( not Diiv) have a wonderful texture to their guitar sound... the end
That is the only memorable factor on Ocean( Oshin .. for the knobs) there arent any songs, there are hardly any melodies from the vocals or anything remotely interestng rythmically. But hey those...
Published 19 months ago by Franimall


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best New Band in the World, 5 July 2012
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I had happily stumbled across the band on the Captured Tracks site and loved them straight away. A great mix of guitar, melodies and energy. The songs released gave a great glimpse of the quality of the band's material, but this album is even better! This band deserves great acclaim and success
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, 23 July 2012
This review is from: Oshin (Audio CD)
I'd not heard of this majestic beast of a record until I was introduced to it by my local record store (thanks Truck Records, Oxford. Moral: support your local record store). It sounds like a whole host of things I've heard before - heads down shoegazing, krautrock's motorik rhythms, the Cocteau's indistinct vocals - and yet it sounds like nothing else. All I can say is that once the waves of arpeggio guitars and pulsating backbeat start to drill their way into your cortex you'll find it as difficult to take off the stereo as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the cover, and the music of course., 19 Feb 2014
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Great album, the artwork on the vinyls sleeve is almost worth owning even if the album wasn't so enjoyable - fortunately both are great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Layer upon layer of creamy echo, 20 Jun 2013
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fatsovonchubby (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Imagine layers of echo infused reverby guitars, with a suite of catchy pulsing driving drums and proper bass playing. The kind of music where each member is playing different notes in the same key and it all just runs together in a harmonious groove. In fact, without detracting from the recording, imagine Ian Brown way back in the mix with tonnes of Reverb in Fools Gold, jamming with Johnny Marr and Charlie Burchill AND Dave Evans on guitars with delay and chorus, backed by Adam Clayton on bass and the previous reviewers moderate Kraut Rock back beat. But imagine it's 10 times better than that just sounded. Catchy, infectious, almost dancy (but not in front of your mates) music for the sake of music. I think it's great - and very well arranged. Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy guitar music, 7 Jun 2013
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A great album - very chilled and hypnotic. Definitely one to play through from start to finish - just let it wash over you!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant New Act!, 7 Jan 2013
This review is from: Oshin (Audio CD)
I saw DIIV as a supporting act for The Vaccines late last year and they almost outshone The Vaccines with their set. The singer emulated that of a Kurt Cobain reincarnation, which may annoy some people, but the sound of DIIV is not as heavy or melancholy(do not get me wrong, I'm a Nirvana!). Oshin itself is a great album with intricate guitar rifts giving the album an air of relaxation, before tearing back into excitement with songs like 'Doused', which personally is a standout song for me. I hope to hear more form DIIV, they are a promising act in the underground market going into the mainstream!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wheres all the songs, 20 Sep 2012
This review is from: Oshin (Audio CD)
Well, apart from the attrocious spelling involved with both the artist name and album title Dive ( not Diiv) have a wonderful texture to their guitar sound... the end
That is the only memorable factor on Ocean( Oshin .. for the knobs) there arent any songs, there are hardly any melodies from the vocals or anything remotely interestng rythmically. But hey those guitars sound all fancy and reverby don't they.. yes they do.. but unless your some guitar tech/nerd who likes to masterbate to 45 minutes of a Cure-like guitar sound , then please avoid. I dream for Dive to actually use this sound add some songs that would work even without the effect pedals and maybe sing a bit.....

Oh by the way these bands do exist in the 80s...... I used to love the 80s before the 00s got its filthy mits on it and ripped it to shreds leaving just a small crying featus behind.
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