A really promising swedish debutalbum, and happily, its not a mass produced Idol-clone. Ola has had time to acquire more experience than what most people do in a lifetime. How about a job at a cheese factory in Amsterdam, two years in a monastery, pilgrimage around Crete and full time job as barpianist in Dubai? It is a bit of what he has done the past ten years, in addition to engagement and subsequent separation. The diverse influences and experiences is clearly visible on Happily Suppressed ranging from glamorous pop a´la Rufus Wainwright, grand piano ballads a´la The Ark and quirky pop a´la New Radicals. Best are the New Radicals-smelling "Beautiful Loser", the soft "Take Heart" and "Ghost Train Closing In" that sounds like a mix of Talking Heads and New Radicals. This is a really good album!