By Adam Markovitz
March 20, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
Columbia Records

Happy to You

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The Swedish/American headphone-music maestros’ second effort keeps the band’s winning division of labor: Singer Andrew Wyatt supplies his bracing dry-ice chants while Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (a.k.a. writer-producers Bloodshy & Avant, who helmed Britney Spears’ ”Toxic,” among other pop smashes) provide meticulous sonic-palette landscapes. The spirit of Happy to You is indie rock, but the sound is as addictively sharp as anything in the Top 40. A-

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