I’m not trying to take the piss out of anyone who loves Miike Snow. I went to their show last night and danced my face off. Miike Snow are extremely talented and perform with excellence. That said, I don’t love their music. I like it, but don’t find anything exceptional about it. I did, however, find a few songs quite noteworthy for their striking similarities to other songs.
1. Miike Snow – God Help This Divorce / Simon & Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York
Couldn’t you have at least done a different strumming pattern, MIIKE? Or maybe a different key?!
2. MS – Animal / Passion Pit – Every Passion Pit Song
Animal feels like less of a rip-off, but the first time I heard it I thought it had to be a new Passion Pit song.
3. MS – Silvia / U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
Miiiiiike, really? The same key again? You can sing Sunday Bloody Sunday right over Silvia.
The biggest shame about all this is how the Miike Snow near-cover songs pale in comparison to the true originals. P.S. Sunday Bloody Sunday is the only U2 song I like.