Miike Snow

  • Record Label: Downtown
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. There's no lack of artists making similar sounding music--MGMT, Pop Levi, White Williams, and even Animal Collective come to mind--but Miike Snow is ambitious and fun enough that they're worth checking out.
  5. An intelligent, satisfying, extremely listenable pop record, it’s simultaneously nothing you expected, and most everything you hoped for.
  6. Here Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg hook up with indie boy Andrew Wyatt, manhandling his plaintive love ballads until they explode into freewheeling electro fantasias.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. BrettJ
    Aug 19, 2009
    8
    Strong if not perfect throughout. Both the lead and the music/production are bringing their game strong - makes it happen. Agreed the Strong if not perfect throughout. Both the lead and the music/production are bringing their game strong - makes it happen. Agreed the PItchfork review is off-kilter - Miike Snow's strength is the awesome moments of synthesis they make, combining organic and synthesized - P-fork seems to come out of the gate with an expectation and when MS doesn't fulfill it, it gets knocked for it. Full Review »
  2. JoshB
    Aug 25, 2009
    9
    An extremely well made and creative record, a true hidden gem!
  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. Full Review »