Ode To Ochrasy - Mando Diao
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  • Summary: This is the third album for the Britrock-influenced Swedish band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. They have the mannerisms, the loose raucousness, and the intense focus on melody that marks the combined work of Pete Doherty and Carl Barat--except Mando roughs it up without antagonism, under control but with a blast of hefty motion.
  2. Whether psychedelic riffing or crooning over strings, theirs is top-notch garage pop. [May 2007, p.126]
  3. 80
    Bristl[es] with wit, energy and nifty hooks. [May 2007, p.99]
  4. 60
    You'll immediately recognize the masterful melodies and rock'n'roll sentiment, for better and worse. [May 2007, p.86]
  5. As evolutions go, Ode to Ochrasy makes for a particularly awkward adolescent phase, the sound of band that is outgrowing their loud-fast-rules roots but still too timid to sever them completely.
  6. Ode to Ochrasy is a little more energized, but Mando Diao still aren’t breaking fresh ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. carriel
    May 17, 2007
    10
    Mando Diao is a awesome band, and this is an awesome album. They definitely do not deserve the attention they deserve.
  2. rafaelz
    May 14, 2007
    10
    very great song. final dot.
  3. malina
    May 7, 2007
    10
    great music
  4. allic
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Mando Diao put together an utterly amazing new album. The songs are rich and melodious, and range from happy 60's pop, to wonderfully Mando Diao put together an utterly amazing new album. The songs are rich and melodious, and range from happy 60's pop, to wonderfully layered rock, with twangy, bluesy and very retro undertones. On the title track, Bjorn Dixgard really shows off his unique, rich voice, reminiscent of moments of their first album, Bring 'Em In. No moment on this album is too calculated, nor too carefree, and the band further departs from expected garage rock and into their own exuberant signature song. Fresh album, definitely worth a go. Expand
  5. EvanH
    May 9, 2007
    9
    Totally underrated album from a totally underrated band
  6. Horrifido
    May 4, 2007
    7
    Sounds OK, with the strong and the purity of the old rock school.
  7. mikeyf
    May 3, 2007
    0
    md's myspace page profanely proclaims pop levi's supporting on spring tour. au contraire mon frere. poppie'd better bring a md's myspace page profanely proclaims pop levi's supporting on spring tour. au contraire mon frere. poppie'd better bring a really big crutch to prop up this lame ass shit. will be there at johnny brenda's, but won't be sticking around wasting sleep on the "headliners". Expand

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