Howl Howl Gaff Gaff There's not much shouting, and there's nothing particularly loud about these endearing Swedes, The Shout Out Louds. Whether buoyantly baring bipolarity on "100 Degrees" ("I'm… Howl Howl Gaff Gaff There's not much shouting, and there's nothing particularly loud about these endearing Swedes, The Shout Out Louds. Whether buoyantly baring bipolarity on "100 Degrees" ("I'm… 2005-05-24 Shout Out Louds Rock
Music Review

Howl Howl Gaff Gaff (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 24, 2005; Lead Performance: Shout Out Louds; Genre: Rock

There's not much shouting, and there's nothing particularly loud about these endearing Swedes, The Shout Out Louds. Whether buoyantly baring bipolarity on ''100 Degrees'' (''I'm so happy, oh so happy/Then again, I'm always sad'') or pining for lost love on ''Please Please Please,'' singer Adam Olenius brings a scratchy fragility to these 11 urgently peppy toe-tappers. While the merry melodies are as warm as the guitars are fuzzy, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff seems more an elegy than a joyous salvo — but at least you can dance to it.

Originally posted May 23, 2005 Published in issue #821-822 May 27, 2005 Order article reprints
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