Pure anarchy in the most flattering way
On The Way Things Swell, The Great Explainer not only deliver a solid post-hardcore workout but also show us that their is something to be learned...
The fact that Art Vandelay is able to so easily traverse musical styles without getting lost in the whirlwind is quite an achievement.
The reason I would choose Mando Diao over the many retro-rock revivalists (I think I just dry-heaved writing that) is because they are a complete package.
It is unfortunate, this market saturation thing, because Mando Diao will ultimately suffer from inherent retro-rock backlash