DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’ jimmy 05/02/2016 dreampop, jangle pop Captured Tracks delivered ‘Is The Is Are’ this week, the long-awaited second album by DIIV. So far the press has praised the record, but there’s also plenty of fans calling it “samey” and “bland” on Reddit. It was always going to be tough following up their amazing debut ‘Oshin’, so you best just decide for yourself! ‘Is The Is Are’ covers more ground but loses some subtlety and invention in the process. Nevertheless, it’s recommended listening. DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’ (Selected Cuts) Visit DIIV @ Captured Tracks @ Facebook.