The first question is obvious. Is it very loud? Yes, in a Swedish pop
kind of way - that is to say, like the Wannadies with added
distortion. Even more critically, is it any good?
Again, in the affirmative. Starting like a sped-up track from
U2's Joshua Tree album, Very Loud builds inexorably to a big,
uplifting chorus. Being Swedish it's reasonable to expect a good tune,
which they duly provide with the bonus of a hummable guitar riff over the
Listen to the chorus lyrics, however, and appearances are deceptive,
Adam Olenius singing; "Little by little, you're gonna hear me cry."
Comparisons with the Wannadies prove useful though, since this picks up
where their melodic pop/rock left off, and has a promising sense of
stature. Nor do the band take themselves at all seriously, as the amusing
biography on their website indicates.