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Frog In Boiling Water


Frog In Boiling Water

Fourth album of guitar-driven dream pop and shoegaze from the Brooklyn quartet produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Beach House)

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  1. 10.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    An album that’s sound somehow perfectly encapsulates the feelings of living in our current world, while also being as timeless and as evergreen as the music that inspired it
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    DIIV have entered into a second act both thrilling and thoughtful
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    DIIV have refined their brooding vibe and produced as gorgeous a record as you’ll hear this year
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  4. 9.0 |   Far Out

    A resounding musical and philosophical charter for our times
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  5. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    The struggles of DIIV have been on the surface of their story for too long. With Frog in Boiling Water, their best album yet, the band is proving that their music is urgent enough and true enough to transcend whatever suffering it takes to make it work
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  6. 8.3 |   Spin

    Indie-rockers' nocturnal fourth album brings their most subtle and cerebral music
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's a beautiful-sounding record with tracks like "Somber The Drums" and "Everyone Out" providing moments of tender poppy beauty amid the general sense of decay. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Though its songs about a world falling apart were difficult for DIIV to make, Frog in Boiling Water is their most cohesive work. It's a true slow burn of an album, capturing listeners by degrees and echoing the band's subtle yet dramatic growth since Oshin
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  9. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A shoegaze album, and a predictable one at that. At the same time, it’s special because it’s a great-not-good DIIV album
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  10. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The Brooklyn band’s fourth studio album reminds us of the tricks we constantly fall for, and they double down on their version of shoegaze and dream-pop—which has always had a bit more darkness in its veins than that of their contemporaries
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  11. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Brooklyn indie rock band’s fourth album is an anxious and sour record that copes with capitalism and its knock-on emotional effects
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  12. 7.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Continues to see the band working in a much darker and heavier territory than the first few records, though several songs still have hints of their indie rock and dream pop roots
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's full of trauma, guilt and fear, but it's also hopeful and resilient, refusing to give up and be washed away in the digital torrent that is our modern condition
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    DIIV’s Frog in Boiling Water aspires to be a statement album, reflecting our zeitgeist of right-wing extremism, global conflict, and environmental collapse
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  15. 6.0 |   NME

    The band recently told NME that their fourth album was "hard fought", but their signature sound appears as solidified and recognisable as ever
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  16. 5.7 |   Spectrum Culture

    Despite the palpable unease that flows throughout it, Frog in Boiling Water is a surprisingly assured album from a band that may have just figured themselves out. It’s a pity, then, that they aren’t offering more than what they already have
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  17. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    DIIV sounds like a band worn down on Frog In Boiling Water and without a radical shift in thinking, may yet prove to be their swansong because once you’ve reached the end of the line where is there to go next?
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