A joy
Miike Snow - Happy To You

The second album by Miike Snow is as big and bold as you might expect from a band that contains Bloodshy and Avant - the producers of Britney’s ‘Toxic’. As a trio, Miike’s music sounds nothing at all like that, but matches it for sheer exuberance and genre-bending unexpectedness. Lykki Li makes an appearance on ‘Black Tin Box’, but it’s the marching band vibe of ‘The Wave’ and the soaring ‘Archipelago’ that are true standouts. Sure, it’s a little twee in places, but there’s an understated melancholy too. ‘Happy To You’ is an adventurous indie-electro album that's aimed firmly at the mainstream. And it's a joy.


Words by Will Salmon


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