Top Customer Reviews
A number of reviewers have made comparisons to Radiohead, Wilco and Grandaddy, but the only influences that I see manifested readily in Dios are those of the great, sunny Beach Boys (the flourishing refrain of You Still Believe In Me from Pet Sounds is incorporated into Fifty Cents) a dash of Elliot Smith (the beginning of Just Another Girl sounds like a bonus track from Either/Or) and Neil Young (they play a faithful, endearing cover of Birds and deftly utilize Old Man era licks on You Got Me All Wrong). Aside from the hefty, though not overbearing derivation from the aforementioned musicians, Dios also musters up a healthy number of entirely original gems that possess and express the raw emotion of growing up at its most poignant. The gliding, jaunty Starting Five, the wistful, dolorous All Said and Done and the beautiful, candid ballad Meeting People are all authentic and absolutely outstanding songs. With Dios' debut album, they creatively run the gamut of emotions, and do so with the grace and dexterity of a band who has been playing together for forty years. They have something very special, and I highly recommend that you hear it for yourself.
You get the feeling that Dios lets their instruments and melodies take off when they play, they also add a more than little amount of psychedelic sound scapes, which is all the more entrancing when its backed up by somber verses and the balanced intensities of the guitar in their songs.
They're not in the class of Flaming Lips or Wilco, but its a specialty to still be in their adolescent stage, because there's no pressure coming from their own "style"---you can tell they enjoy themselves.
Call this review overrating but there's no doubt this band is charmed. They may not seem very adult, but it feels nice when one remembers their tunes before bed. There's not a lot of sincere debuts these days.
don't pass this cd up!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These guys have a 2010 release called WE ARE DIOS. For whatever reason, it does not (as of this writing) come up on amazon with either a "Dios" or "Dios Malos" search--you must... Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by Achoo
It's interesting ... I came upon dios malos on the OC soundtrack, however mainstream that may be. I couldn't stop listening to their song "You've got me all wrong". Read morePublished on May 26, 2005 by Jessica L. Webb
I have not heard of Dios until I went into a record store and heard them playing it over the speakers. I bought it and i love it. Read morePublished on May 9, 2004 by OkWa
With no expectations of what to expect, I was also pleasantly surprised by Dios' debut CD. The cover of Neil Young's "Birds" places the band squarely in the... Read morePublished on March 29, 2004 by WrtnWrd