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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Long Island pop-punk duo of Jade Lilitri and Aaron Masih was produced and mixed by Mike Sapone.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Aug 16, 2019
    87
    “one sick plan,” an acoustic performance presented through an intentionally lo-fi style that crackles like a demo and feels like a stick-figure drawing dropped into a pile of Picassos. It’s a good song, but an odd production choice. These are minor quibbles, of course, within the context of an otherwise brilliant work. basking in the glow is not only the fulfillment of the promise Lilitri showed on the yunahon mixtape, it’s one of the best pop-rock records of 2019.
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    83
    Lilitri’s dedication to concision and coherence doesn’t come at the expense of subtle, sharp songwriting.
  3. Aug 16, 2019
    80
    Basking in the Glow is an album for fans of the courteous yet invigorating style of emo that Death Cab for Cutie and Jimmy Eat World made popular. Oso Oso's latest is a brisk invitation to savour the small stuff, to embrace insecurities, and to hang on to those head-rushing moments.
  4. 70
    It's simple yet non-formulaic and finds the band providing another batch of delectable mid-tempo jams.
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  1. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    Best emo album i´ve heard in a long time. Oso Oso brought really refreshing and lively album. Instrumental parts of album are beautiful, songsBest emo album i´ve heard in a long time. Oso Oso brought really refreshing and lively album. Instrumental parts of album are beautiful, songs are catchy, lyrics good enough and production is solid too. I wish there were more bands like Oso Oso these days.

    Best songs: Basking in the Glow, Impossible Game, Charle
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  2. Aug 19, 2019
    9
    While it is not as strong of an album to me as the Yunahon Mixtape was, this is an incredibly wonderful album best embodying the recent emo revival.
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    Basking in the glow is a great title for this record because it’s positively radiant. If you like warm, bright & catchy guitar pop - thinkBasking in the glow is a great title for this record because it’s positively radiant. If you like warm, bright & catchy guitar pop - think Tiger’s Jaw or, for dinosaurs like me, maybe 80’s Pixies - you can’t go wrong with this one. Just don’t let yourself be put off by the lone square peg, the 2-1/2 minute ‘intro.’ Either start at Track 2, or notice what sounds like a ticking clock in the background and imagine it’s a countdown to being whisked away from your careworn existence and transported to a dimension of warmth and light and joy. You can’t listen to Track 6, ‘a morning song’, without wishing it could fill your whole day. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2019
    6
    Solid overall, but runs out of ideas much too quickly. The moodily wistful atmosphere of the strong first half is unfortunately undermined bySolid overall, but runs out of ideas much too quickly. The moodily wistful atmosphere of the strong first half is unfortunately undermined by a disappointing second that's content to fall back on tired indie rock tropes, and the result is a batch of songs that feel painfully generic, safe, and samey towards the end.

    Choice Cuts:
    "The View", "Dig", "One Sick Plan"
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