Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up is the final album of Oceansize and was released in September 2010 under the label of Superball Music. This was the most acclaimed album of Oceansize and it received positive reviews from almost all music critics and review websites. Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up received reviews so positive that one of such reviews stated that the promise for the next work to be good and the element of the band’s continuity, which is lacking in the previous albums, were more in this album.
Mike Vennart and Gambler wrote on their twitter pages that this album is the result of their exploration of the heavier side of Oceansize, combined with their bold try to bring in more exposure and variations in their music. Vennart admitted that in their previous albums, they had to fine tune their original creations to satisfy the audience and to make up a name for them in the music industry. He also said that Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up is almost as original as they visualized it to be, still having some fine tunings, but not as many, as the previous three.
Most of the songs of Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up were comparatively shorter than the tracks of their other three albums. Here is a list of songs from the album (unordered):
· Oscar Acceptance Speech
· A Penny’s Weight
· Part Cardiac
· It’s My Tail and I’ll Chase it If I Want To
· Build As A Rocket Then…
· Cloak (Special Edition only)
“Pine” from Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up received recognitions from many music critic websites and magazines, calling it “the most remarkable compositions put in tape (by Oceansize)”. Rock Sound gave the album a 9/10 rating and mentioned that this album is “surely one of the finest records of 2010”. Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up became AnyDecentMusic Chart Topper after they gave the album a glorious rating of 8.5/10 and also registered a place in the ADM website’s All Time Top 10 albums.
Without any argument, Self Preserved is surely the best recording of Oceansize till date, making it their finest masterpiece and unfortunately, as their final work as well.
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