Oshin

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  • Summary: Formerly known as Dive, this is the debut album for the rock-pop quartet led by Z. Cole Smith of Beach Fossils.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
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  1. Jul 10, 2012
    100
    Smith seems to struggle with whether he wants to write emotional pop songs or dark experimental soundscapes, but the push and pull between the two sentiments is ultimately gorgeous.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Jun 29, 2012
    83
    Oshin's moody, reverb-soaked hooks and unrushed vocals induce a similar state of hazy pop bliss [as The Cure]. [6 Jul 2012, p.73]
  3. 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.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 25, 2012
    80
    Smith's heartfelt songs take on a more melancholic hue. [Jul 2012, p.70]
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    These songs seamlessly trickle from one to the next in a perfect collection of sounds, showcasing both complexity and musical depth in this mostly instrumental music.
  6. Jun 27, 2012
    70
    Oshin is a pleasant listen, especially for anyone partial to Beach Fossils or the Captured Tracks sound in general.
  7. Jul 3, 2012
    40
    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.

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