Mando Diao, ‘Ode to Ochrasy’ (Mute)
As joyously empty-headed and spunk-fitted as an ode to rock-life hedonism and confusion ought to be, the Swedish garage rockers’ third album makes up in undeniable choruses and fully lubricated production what it lacks in originality (though sometimes just barely). Mando Diao take nips down to the pub with Britpoppers and their mod forebears, returning to the studio with the most memorable aspects of each. You’ll immediately recognize the masterful melodies and rock’n’roll sentiment, for better and worse.
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