Happy to You The Swedish/American headphone-music maestros' second effort keeps the band's winning division of labor: Singer Andrew Wyatt supplies his bracing dry-ice chants while Christian Karlsson and… Happy to You The Swedish/American headphone-music maestros' second effort keeps the band's winning division of labor: Singer Andrew Wyatt supplies his bracing dry-ice chants while Christian Karlsson and… 2012-03-26 Miike Snow Indie Rock Downtown
Music Review

Happy to You (2012)

'HAPPY' MUSIC Part indie rock, part Top 40 mix, Miike Snow's Happy to You turns out sharp and spirited tracks
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'HAPPY' MUSIC Part indie rock, part Top 40 mix, Miike Snow's Happy to You turns out sharp and spirited tracks
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 26, 2012; Lead Performance: Miike Snow; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Downtown

The Swedish/American headphone-music maestros' second effort keeps the band's winning division of labor: Singer Andrew Wyatt supplies his bracing dry-ice chants while Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (a.k.a. writer-producers Bloodshy & Avant, who helmed Britney Spears' ''Toxic,'' among other pop smashes) provide meticulous sonic-palette landscapes. The spirit of Happy to You is indie rock, but the sound is as addictively sharp as anything in the Top 40. A-

Best Tracks:
Roiling March The Wave
Wry Devil's Work
Originally posted Mar 14, 2012 Published in issue #1199 Mar 23, 2012 Order article reprints
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