Miike Snow - Miike Snow
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  • Summary: Andrew Wyatt teamed up with Swedish producers Chris Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (best known for their Grammy-winning work on Britney Spears' "Toxic") to form the new group.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    Given their experience writing and producing for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Brittney Spears, it stands to reason why Miike Snow is such an irresistibly captivating album.
  2. For Miike Snow make weirdly wonderful music, not without its strange lyrical dark side, but with an overall vibe that raises you to your feet and makes you gaze at the blue sky. In a phrase, life-enriching.
  3. 80
    Both the production and Wyatt's shape-shifting croon are so butter-smooth that it takes repeated plays to sense the hurt that hides behind these dance-floor lullabies.
  4. An intelligent, satisfying, extremely listenable pop record, it’s simultaneously nothing you expected, and most everything you hoped for.
  5. Miike Snow’s debut is a curious affair: clad in icy, inscrutable packaging a la Sigur Ros with american singer Andrew Wyatt carefully enunciating every overwrought word, it’s also jam-packed with the kind of dazzling pop tricks you might expect from three chaps whose day job is churning out radio hits for the likes of and Jordin Sparks.
  6. As the album enters its second half a number of elements which made the its first half so enjoyable begin to get tiresome, particularly the over-reliance on piano.
  7. The debut album by these producers-turned-trio comes after blog-bait remixes galore, including a nice enough Postal Service-ish Vampire Weekend makeover, but there's little of those fine young Columbians' infectious exuberance here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. JoshB
    Aug 25, 2009
    9
    An extremely well made and creative record, a true hidden gem!
  2. Mar 13, 2011
    9
    An outstanding album with several fantastic songs, they have a tellent for bending several genres into one song without it sounding thinlyAn outstanding album with several fantastic songs, they have a tellent for bending several genres into one song without it sounding thinly spread or just a bunch of noise their song are unique yet still viable to a wide audience. Expand
  3. MikeB
    Jul 16, 2009
    9
    Well crafted, deliciously melodic. Those Pitchfork boys missed the point on this one (not cool to enjoy yourself anymore according to some). Well crafted, deliciously melodic. Those Pitchfork boys missed the point on this one (not cool to enjoy yourself anymore according to some). Easily more hits than misses and for me this this album is delightful. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2012
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. http://www.manikmusic.net/reviews/miike-snow-happy-to-you/

    After three long years, Miike Snow finally release their highly anticipated album entitled Happy To You. The album is nothing but an absolute goldmine with Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnbergâ
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  5. Jul 14, 2013
    8
    I like the beat and the melody, the music is great and I am able to listen to it a million times over. Miike Snow has great music overall. II like the beat and the melody, the music is great and I am able to listen to it a million times over. Miike Snow has great music overall. I would recommend this to anyone. Expand
  6. MaxM
    Jun 17, 2009
    7
    Was recommended to me by a friend and I really like about 3/4 of the album... had no idea about his pop connections but this album is worth Was recommended to me by a friend and I really like about 3/4 of the album... had no idea about his pop connections but this album is worth checking out definitely! Fave track: Burial. Expand
  7. May 13, 2012
    6
    Miike Snow is a Swedish indie pop band that on the album "Happy To You" collected europop, pretty good songs - which quickly caught in theMiike Snow is a Swedish indie pop band that on the album "Happy To You" collected europop, pretty good songs - which quickly caught in the ear. Group mainly and in largely part uses synthesizers, instrumental samples and muffled vocals - which in total gives us a carefree songs that are catchy. It is worth noting "Pretender" or single "The Wave". Expand

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