Miike Snow - Miike Snow

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. An intelligent, satisfying, extremely listenable pop record, it’s simultaneously nothing you expected, and most everything you hoped for.
  3. 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.
  4. Their packed schedule has finally allowed space for this lavish eponymous debut. [Sep 2009, p.95]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. When they slip up, it’s due to stupid lyrics or mainstream tendencies (like the beginning of the first single, 'Burial'). But they do create winning synth moments on 'Song For No One' and 'In Search Of.'
  11. 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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    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. I would recommend this to anyone. Full Review »
  2. May 13, 2012
    Miike 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". Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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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