Though Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt met back in 2000 while working on an album together, the Swedish electro-pop trio didn't form their band Miike Snow until 2007. Karlsson and Winnberg are known as the powerhouse production duo Bloodshy & Avant, which wrote and produced hit songs for Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears. (They won a Grammy for producing Spears' pop classic "Toxic.") After all that success, the duo wanted to stop producing for others and write music together.
- "Black & Blue"
Miike Snow's cool sound is instantly accessible and only creates the illusion of simplicity. And while it might not make a ton of sense to praise the trio for originality, its pop synths, slick guitar riffs and tender lyrics make the group a perfect fit for a party. Accomplishing exactly what its members set out to do and more, Miike Snow has created a series of intelligent, richly layered earworms.