AOTY 2019
Miike Snow - iii
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2016 Ratings: #653 / 763
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2016 Ratings: #672
March 4, 2016 / Release Date
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Jackalope / Label
Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
This mix of genres at work makes for an exciting listen, another addictive affair of dark melody and bold beats from a trio that excels in intelligent, deftly produced art pop.
80
musicOMH

It remains a mystery that Miike Snow are not better known, for their pop music is strangely addictive, joyous but with a darker centre. Their hooks and oblique harmonies are often a winning combination.

75
The Line of Best Fit

The misfires on iii are few, and this is a record that deserves spins not only from Miike Snow diehards, but also those who believe the group may not be their cup of tea.

75
Entertainment Weekly

iii’s guiding principle seems to be style over substance — and Miike Snow have that in spades.

70
FasterLouder

Miike Snow’s third album is a monster collection of arch, danceable grooves – a shift away from the kaleidoscopic sweetness and light of 2012’s Happy To You, looping back towards the heavyweight hits of the band’s self-titled debut.

70
PopMatters

Even with such a variety of influences, the album maintains a focus on varied, sensory rich production.

70
No Ripcord

A compact little electronica record with all the fizzing exuberance of a popping champagne bottle. Every track bursts with crafty hooks, gleaming synths, and Wyatt’s pitch-shifted vocals.

60
NOW Magazine
They’ve come back with a drive to reinvent themselves, and the results bring them closer to a chart pop sound while also going in some stranger and more aggressive directions.
60
The Guardian
It’s an album that feels insubstantial at times, but is a lot of fun nevertheless.
60
Sputnikmusic
All in all, it’s a decent record, with a couple genuinely great additions to the Miike Snow catalog.
60
DIY
Though the subdued melancholy of previous releases is somewhat missed, the strength of the tracks that make up the latter half easily make up for its average first.
60
Clash

It remains a fun and enjoyable pop record, even if its creators do seem more reluctant than ever to venture from their well established comfort zones.

58
Consequence of Sound
Wyatt and co. still want to be there for those special moments, but as they and their fan base age, their festival shenanigans have shifted to more tame cocktail parties.
50
Spin

On iii, they seek a middle ground by tacking catchy hooks onto every actual single, but in trying to have it all, the finished product achieves neither.

30
Under The Radar
Previously, Miike Snow's authentic musical tendencies produced a fresh sound that resonated with a particular audience that liked to go out and dance. Now it seems like the group is pandering to the audience they attracted and that their influences have obscured the vision that made them unique.
twwalter
71
Favorite tracks: My Trigger, Genghis Khan, For U
EntryIncomplete
25
Keep getting Genghis Khan stuck in my head...
tha138
50
I confess that I have an unresolved problem with such kind of pop albums that they are supposed to be smart and sound smart by really saying nothing.
cshults
60
Closer to pop commercialization and a departure from the previous 2 albums. Would rather listen its predecessors.
unknownpleasure
51
Overrated
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Track List

  1. My Trigger
  2. The Heart of Me
  3. Genghis Khan
  4. Heart Is Full
  5. For U (feat. Charli XCX)
  6. I Feel the Weight
  7. Back of the Car
  8. Lonely Life
  9. Over and Over
  10. Longshot (7 Nights)
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