Miike Snow - Miike Snow

"...aiming straight for the mainstream."
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg concoct thematic, pristine pop, echoing Nineties dance and the slicker hits of this decade.

The duo know their way around a studio - previous work includes production duties on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ and for Daniel Merriweather (with Mark Ronson). This eponymous debut marks out chart-friendly territory with dumbed down lyrics to match, sang through grating falsetto in ‘Song For No One’ or in the glam oom-pa of ‘A Horse Is Not A Home’.

What saves it from total spuriousness is the undeniable gleam of impeccable mixing, but even that won’t endear outsiders to a sound that’s aiming straight for the mainstream.

6/10

Words by Hazel Sheffield

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