For its sophomore album, Sydney quartet 5 Seconds of Summer tasked itself with ­resolving the "boy band vs. rock band" conflict that has plagued the group since it became a superstar by touring with One Direction. Sounds Good Feels Good needed to edge toward more mature ­content, said standard wisdom, but without ­alienating the band's ­predominantly teen female fans. Within that ­arguably dubious dichotomy, it mostly succeeds.

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