Miike Snow (album)

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Miike Snow
Studio album by Miike Snow
Released 22 May 2009 (2009-05-22)
Recorded Robotberger Studio
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Downtown Records Studio
(New York City, United States)
Genre Indie pop, synthpop
Length 47:17
Label Downtown
Producer Miike Snow
Miike Snow chronology
Miike Snow
(2009)
Happy to You
(2012)
Singles from Miike Snow
  1. "Animal"
    Released: 17 February 2009
  2. "Black & Blue"
    Released: 15 October 2009
  3. "Silvia"
    Released: 25 January 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music positive[3]
Clash 6/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 6/10[5]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[6]
NME 6/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 5/10[8]
PopMatters 7/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10[11]

Miike Snow is the self-titled debut album by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released in the United States on 9 June 2009 by Downtown Records and in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2009 by Columbia Records, reaching number ninety-five on the UK Albums Chart. A deluxe edition was released on the iTunes Store in the US and Australia on 13 April 2010 and in Japan on 26 May 2010, including remixes of past tracks and the single "The Rabbit".

Singles[edit]

The first single to be taken from the album was "Animal", released on 17 February 2009,[12] which reached as far as number ninety-eight on the UK Singles Chart.[13] "Black & Blue", the album's second single, was released on 15 October 2009[14] and became the band's most successful single to date when it peaked at number sixty-four on the UK Singles Chart.[13] Third single "Silvia" was released on 25 January 2010 in the UK, but failed to break the top 100 and instead peaked at number 154.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Animal" (Karlsson, Winnberg, Wyatt, Henrik Jonback) 4:23
2. "Burial"   4:21
3. "Silvia"   6:26
4. "Song for No One"   4:10
5. "Black & Blue" (Karlsson, Winnberg, Wyatt, Jonback, Juliet Richardson) 3:41
6. "Sans Soleil"   4:27
7. "A Horse Is Not a Home"   4:13
8. "Cult Logic"   3:56
9. "Plastic Jungle"   3:54
10. "In Search Of"   5:16
11. "Faker"   2:34

Personnel[edit]

  • Miike Snow – vocals, production, mixing
  • Niklas Flyckt – mixing (tracks 7, 10)
  • Anders Hvenare – mixing (tracks 1–6, 8, 9, 11)
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Sebastian Mlynarski – innersleeve, band portraits
  • Dirk Vandenberk – cover image photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Greek Foreign Albums Chart[25] 42
UK Albums Chart[26] 59
US Dance/Electronic Albums[27] 11
US Heatseekers Albums[27] 15

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Edition
Sweden[28] 22 May 2009 Sony Music Digital download Standard
United States[29] 9 June 2009 Downtown Records CD
Australia[18][30] 2 July 2009 Expanded
3 July 2009 Standard
United States[31] 22 September 2009 Digital download
Germany[16][20] 23 October 2009 Sony Music CD, digital download
United Kingdom[21][17] Columbia Records Digital download
26 October 2009 CD
Sweden[32] 28 October 2009 Sony Music
Australia[23] 13 April 2010 Downtown Records Digital download Deluxe
United States[22]
Japan[19][24] 26 May 2010 Hostess Entertainment CD Standard
Digital download Deluxe

References[edit]

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