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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless Album..., 12 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Ode to Ochrasy (Audio CD)
Kicking off this 17-track album is `Welcome Home', with its party-starting lead-off and singer Bjorn Dixgard's harmonic pitched vocals easing/blasting through the speakers. It's when the second track on the album `Killer Kaczynski' starts the realisation hits that you're in for something special. By the halfway mark, with the sublime "Josephine", and the indie classic `Song For Aberdeen', you're hooked and can't wait to see them knock these tunes out live. When the last track `Chet Baker' is finished and Bjorn has sung his last verse, it's time to reach for the play button again!

This time around the album charts the band's touring experiences, covering the many oddballs, freaks and devotees who turn up to see them play, as well as the many joys, hazards and frustrations of touring a hit album. The moniker "Ochrasy" is one invented by the band to describe the hazy hours between the end of a Mando Diao show and the dawn of the next day.

This may not be their masterpiece, although with so many classic indie rock anthems they have definitely left their mark on the history of music for generations to come. It's easy to forgive the faux pas of hints of the Libertines with Mando Diao's twin-guitar, twin vocals set-up. Yet unlike their contemporaries they have a real diversity of tunes, from pure indie rock, through chill-out soul to undiluted pop, displaying an appeal for a broader audience. There's every indication that Mando Diao are here to stay, and will get stronger and bigger with every album.
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