Jesper Eriksson is one of those deeply likeable Scandinavian songwriters, often lovelorn, but sure of himself and unfailingly eloquent. The Wannadies are a lazy comparison, but there is a resemblance. You could call ''Yom Kippur'' a power pop album if you had a pigeonhole that needed filling, but there''s vaulting musical ambition to reckon with here. ''Random'', fourth track after a trio of brisk janglers, is as lush as a really good George Harrison solo outing (imagine Jeff Lynne''s production just the right side of excessive), and Neil Finn - Leonard Cohen, even, at a pinch - would kill for the lyric, a gorgeous mixture of the cosmic and domestic. Bacharach-ish trumpet adorns another slowie, ''It''s Over''. Eriksson can do this sort of thing just as well as the poppier stuff. Cracking tunes, skilful word-pictures and musical adeptness then, and while the Auto Dropouts are more a vehicle for Eriksson''s songwriting than a band proper, ''Yom Kippur'' hangs together like a band record.