Happy to You

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2012
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Apr 16, 2012
    60
    While Happy to You is certainly an entertaining pop album, it very much falls in line with its predecessor by showing great melodic promise and musical creativity getting weighed down by a mouthpiece who sounds like he has something better to do with his time even when he's singing his own lyrics.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    Happy to You is an album that aims for commercial appeal, so there is a noticeable push and pull between prescribed pop and the eclectic electro that the team is known for, but the songs that land in the dead center have a nice even balance.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    An earphone extravaganza that never quite makes magic.
  4. Mar 26, 2012
    60
    As it turns out, beneath all the shattering percussion, well-timed sound crashes, and plethora of borrowed ideas, Happy to You is rather skeletal.
  5. Mar 23, 2012
    60
    A coy, slow burner, it doesn't kick off properly until its latter stages.
  6. Under The Radar
    Mar 21, 2012
    60
    The album is a whole, steady listen. [March 2012, p.78]
  7. It does just enough to bring "happy" to you, and you've gotta love the black humour of any band who'd call a song "God Help This Divorce".
  8. Mar 15, 2012
    60
    It does exemplifies the enjoyable glossiness that experienced backroom types can bring to the over-subscribed electropop genre.
  9. Alternative Press
    Mar 14, 2012
    60
    Happy To You's charm does wear off in repeated listens, though, resulting in an album that's enjoyable, but far from life changing. [Apr 2012, p.96]
  10. Mar 12, 2012
    60
    Overall, Happy To You is a solid if unspectacular second effort, one that disperses moments of brilliance with the occasional filler track.
  11. Mar 30, 2012
    58
    A lot of the music on Happy To You, their second full-length, sounds excellent. Beats sparkle, synths crest and unfurl with purpose, horns come in at just exact right moment.... [Yet] too much of the time, too much is missing.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    8
    Miike Snow's second album takes a couple of listens to really understand, but is a great album once they transport you to their world. ThisMiike Snow's second album takes a couple of listens to really understand, but is a great album once they transport you to their world. This album will leave you playing your favorites over and over even if it is not quite as good as their eponymous debut. They continue to push their own comfort zones in music and the result is something that is as polished as anything that plays on the radio, yet quirky and full of substance. Overall a great album! Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    8
    The sophomore effort from the trio took 2 or 3 listens before i completely "got it", having said that, this album may not have the stand outsThe sophomore effort from the trio took 2 or 3 listens before i completely "got it", having said that, this album may not have the stand outs of the first album, but has some beautifully written and produced music. Songs like the wave, black tin box, and paddling out show the amount of creativity this trio has in store. Full Review »
  3. Mar 31, 2012
    0
    Happy to you is a very disappointing effort. As much as their first album was fresh, happy, fun and inspired, this second record is dull,Happy to you is a very disappointing effort. As much as their first album was fresh, happy, fun and inspired, this second record is dull, formulaic, lacking any energy or charm, also all the song sound exactly the same. It is certainly not worth one listen through even less several. Full Review »