Mando Diao

    Hurricane Bar


    In 2003, Mando Diao howled out of Sweden, nipping at the heels of countrymen the Hellacopters and the Hives with enough fuzzed vocals, overdriven guitar and carbon-monoxide melodies to warrant a spot next to the family Volvo. Hurricane Bar sees the group amp up the hand-clapping choruses and delivers a leaner collection that recalls everything from the Animals and the Small Faces to Hanoi Rocks and the Libertines. Highlights, as substantial as glogg at Christmastime, include “God Knows,” the bratty “You Can’t Steal My Love,” the soulful sing-along “If I Leave You,” and the confidently reserved “Ringing Bells.”

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