Mando Diao ‎– Good Times

BMG ‎– 538274962
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4050538274967
  • Label Code: LC 19813
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout: [arvato logo] 56572756/PROMOBMG1334 22

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
538275001 Mando Diao Good Times(LP, Album, Whi + CD, Album) BMG Rights Management 538275001 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
538274982 Mando Diao Good Times(CD, Album) BMG Rights Management 538274982 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Mando Diao Good Times(CD, Album, Promo, Car) BMG Rights Management none Europe 2017 Sell This Version



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July 29, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

On GOOD TIMES, it is wonderful to hear MANDO DIAO once again! With that being said, Gustaf Noren, as I fully anticipated, is sadly & sorely missed. But, it seems to be the case with creative souls. Bjorn Dixgard (a founding member) & Gustaf collaborated so beautifully (best example: "Hurricane Bar" which was their most popular CD and had a more "garage-rock" sound & feel to it, 2nd best "Ode To Ochrasy"). Both Bjorn and Gustaf wrote music & lyrics, played guitar and they each did lead vocals (sound like Paul & John/Beatles, and William & Jim Reid/Jesus and Mary Chain) while the entire band were able to harmonize - something not heard very often any more and from reading interviews with singers, I understand it's not very easy to do, so I have even more newfound respect for MANDO DIAO's work.

GOOD TIMES is still very, very good; it's upbeat, more pop-sounding than previously, and Bjorn's voice even huskier, which works well with this material, so it's not cloyingly pop. And, this is in keeping with MANDO DIAO giving each release a bit different sound than the previous releases. I would still loooove for Gustaf to return, but I don't anticipate that happening. I think they began having creative differences while they were working on "Aelita", the one I turn to when I'm in more of an "electronic" mood. GOOD TIMES stands as both a good introduction for newcomers to MANDO DIAO & for the fans who've backed 'em all along. (July 30, 2017)