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Happy To You

Miike Snow

Happy To You

More indie pop from this Swedish group, whose members include Bloodshy & Avant, known as the songwriting duo behind Britney Spears' 'Toxic'

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  1. 8.0 |   BBC

    A greater leap forwards than we could have expected the trio to make
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The trio weave together '90s dance motifs, marching bands and Beatlesque melodies. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    An adventurous indie-electro album that's aimed firmly at the mainstream. And it's a joy
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    An album as band rather than as competing knowb-twiddlers. And it's worked
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    An intriguing, masterful album that ensures their toxic edge lives on. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While Karlsson and Winnberg continue to assert themselves as two of the most accomplished producers in contemporary music, Happy to You does well to prove they’re just as good on the other side of the mixing console
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Rocket-boosted second from Swedish electro popsters. Print edition only

  8. 7.9 |   The AU Review

    A definite album on my playlist for the winter season, one I don’t think will get old in a hurry at all
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  9. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A valiant effort to branch out into newer grounds
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  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Offers the kind of arty knees-up not seen since Damon Albarn stopped wearing trainers
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  11. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    The arrangements are built around rousing rhythms with keyboard figures swirling and swelling around them
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  12. 7.0 |   Blurt

    Quite mesmerizing in its methodical and complex layers of music
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  13. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Happy feels like it was meant to go outside and play, but changed its mind and climbed back under the covers instead
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  14. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    An earphone extravaganza that never quite makes magic
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  15. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Beneath all the shattering percussion, well-timed sound crashes, and plethora of borrowed ideas, Happy to You is rather skeletal
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  16. 6.0 |   The Fly

    A coy, slow burner, it doesn’t kick off properly until its latter stages
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  17. 6.0 |   music OMH

    A solid if unspectacular second effort
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  18. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Miike Snow themselves remain faceless – but they've made a diverting record
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  19. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    On their second album, this Swedish-American synth trio are edging towards AOE: Adult-Oriented Electropop
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  20. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    It is the dance-based numbers that have stickability on this album
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  21. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    In parts this is a really good album, and the less good tracks aren’t actively bad
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  22. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    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
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  23. 6.0 |   State

    The major striking difference is the change in mood from the debut. There are still moments of up-tempo movement here, but they have a darker edge
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  24. 6.0 |

    For now, Abba’s crown as Sweden’s most successful pop export is safe, but there is enough here to suggest that Miike Snow are one to watch
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  25. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    Miike Snow are missing some important components, the first of which is a compelling singer to elevate or at least match the sonics
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