On its 2013 debut, I Love You, The Neighbourhood came off like a goth Maroon 5, ­making ­soulful alt-rock for the shady SoCal dream world occupied by Lana Del Rey (see the Alternative No. 1 "Sweater Weather"). The band got help from Del Rey producer Emile Haynie, whose absence on this follow-up doesn't kill the ­noirish vibe. Recorded with I Love You co-producer Justyn Pilbrow and duo 4e, the subtler, less stylized Wiped Out! keeps the palm-trees-at-twilight feel, but the sound is more hazy R&B than rock.

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