Music: 5 CDs You Should Not Miss

There's nothing like a raw new sound to refresh your old faith in music

SHOUT OUT LOUDS

HOWL HOWL GAFF GAFF Telling everyone you're a sucker for love without being extremely irritating is a tough trick, yet this emotional Stockholm band finds a way to pull it off. Singer Adam Olenius has a gift for melodies and an earnestness that recalls the Cure's Robert Smith, but he's also got enough self-respect to know when he's on the verge of bathos and is smart enough to avoid it, as on the soaring Very Loud: "I wanna build buildings high for you/ But the costs, my God, the costs I can't afford you."

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