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Your New Favourite Band

The Hives

2001

Your New Favourite Band

Album Summary

Your New Favourite Band is a collection by The Hives released in 2001, featuring tracks from their first two albums and the A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T EP. It was released by Alan McGee's Poptones record label, which was licensed the band's songs by Burning Heart Records. The decision to release such a compilation was made with the intention of achieving mainstream success in the UK and other territories. The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

3.17

Votes

4697

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
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Tue Apr 19 2022
2

Do you wish the Strokes were more punk and less good? Well hot damn do we have a band for you!

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Mon Jul 25 2022
2

Beloved of advertisers and sports montage editors everywhere, The Hives create predictable, comforting, post punk junk. Is this meritorious? To be blunt, it differs hardly from cynically crafted synthetic pop bands. Yes, you’ll tap your foot to a few tracks but feel guilty for having done so. As for deserving a place on the list, it is truly baffling. There are many finer albums out there.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

This is a compilation album so it feels kinda weird to have this one listed instead of works like Veni Vedi Vicious or Tyrannosaurus Hives. Definitely should have just had one or both of these albums listed. Aside from that though, awesome collection of post punk songs.

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

I am a huge fan of simplicity, and that's what I love about this band. Just the basics... three chords and high energy. However, despite the high energy and stylish uniforms, this band is flimsy and ephemeral. The Hives could be summed up in three words: Punk Rock Metronome. Sure, there's the contagious power of Hate to Say I Told You So and less-so some other tracks, but there's also a lot of filler. For example, 'The Hives are Law, and You are Crime' is suitable to burn time between bands or setups at shows. Also, it seems that some songs were released on other albums and then placed on this one maybe as a domestic release(?). Whatevvs. These songs are not expertly crafted and that's fine. My biggest gripe with this album is the lack of deviation. They've studied their influences. They dress like Kraftwerk and sing like The Ramones but what do they contribute to the sound? Roboticism? What happened to irrationality, incoherence of punk rock? And most importantly, the artistry in self-expression? Can you be a punk rock if you're a metronome? I don't think so. The Hives are a tribute band, and this albume is the music of 'enthusiasts'. But that is okay.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
1

Greatest Hits albums shouldn't be on this list. Automatic 1/5

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Wed Jul 27 2022
1

Listening to this album feels like someone enthusiastically re-gifting you something they forgot you gave them in the first place. The fact that they went to a lot of trouble to wrap it doesn't reduce the feelings of confusion and discomfort you experience when you've finished opening it. If anything it makes it worse. A gift card displays a lack of personalisation and original thought, but its often the best option. A gift of utility is never an insult. Being a cover band is good honest work. I know it's boring to criticise music for reusing common chord progressions, but come on... the entirety of the *opening track* of this *compilation album* is the one chord progression over and over, only changing it up in the most boring way possible in the chorus, (by alternating between one different chord, and the original progression), which stops at multiple points to highlight that chord progression, and adds nothing interesting at any other point. It's all about that chord progression. That you've heard done in more interesting ways in countless other songs. It does successfully set the tone for the rest of the album. If you've heard music before, there's no reason to bother with this album. You've heard it all before.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
5

My review, in the form of a math proof. Let N = Music that is 100% absolutely my shit. 1. I have never heard of these guys. 2. I am *extremely* into Early 2000s Garage Rock Revival. 3. Therefore, N is inclusive of Early 2000s Garage Rock Revival. 4. The Hives are Early 2000s Garage Rock Revival. 5. Therefore, The Hives = N 6. Therefore The Hives = Music that is 100% absolutely my shit.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

Not bad but nothing that made it stand out

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Fun, short bursts of music

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Sat May 14 2022
2

I liked this type of music 20 years before this album was made but in 2001 there is one obvious question: Why?

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Lekker album, vast dat ik uiteindelijk dit plaatje ook in de kast wil hebben.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

I listened to the Hives on heavy rotation for a period of a few months in 2000. It was fresh, not too pop-sounding, and had just the right amount of scream from Pelle Almqvist. This compilation has some of their early best. A bit surprised to see a compilation on this list, I'd recommend Veni Vidi Vicious.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

I've got so many good things to say about The Hives. I liked these guys before they really hit big (I'm not being a hipster douche. I'm serious) and seeing them become as popular as they did,albeit briefly, was awesome. This isn't a proper album, but it doesn't matter. I needed this today. I was in such a bad mood and the combo of the beautiful sunshine and the nostalgia rush as this rang out through my car speakers was just amazing. I wish they had put The Hives Introduce The Metric System In Time on here. That was always amongst my favorites they really should've just went with Veni Vidi Vicious. Oh well. This is just so much fun.Stripped down rock'n' roll with the right blend of bite, melody, and swagger.

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Sun Jun 12 2022
5

Great rock album!

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

Successfully brings the ethos of punk into the new millennium

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

the hives!

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Fetttt! Skjønner at folk tenkte at rocken ble gjennopplivet for 20 år siden. Hardt og vitalt! Ikke alle låter som står seg like godt, og kanskje ikke heller helt min smak lengre, men likevel når dette helt til topps.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Muy buen disco

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

What a bottled perfection of a millennial punk album. Swedes with an attitude and a sense of humour - who would have thunk? This album specifically is also a bit personal - skiving university lectures to listen to my friend describe this crazy band callled the hives that they saw at Reading - and pulling out their disc man and spending a morning with an ear bud each listening and discovering this album. Good stuff. Also perfect for running to.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Pleasantly surprised

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Here's the good shit.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Garage punk rock. Brutal. Vinilo.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

Collection of Swedish garage punk that's pretty one note, but what a fucking note! Best Tracks: I Hate To Say I Told You So; Main Offender; Untutored Youth

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

I gotta say I was surprised by this one! I like the usual ones from The Hives like Hate To Say I Told You So and Tick Tick Boom, but I'd not really listened to them outside of the popular songs. Didn't realise how punk they got, and I am so much for it! Definitely saving a few of these tracks to other playlists. Favourite: Untutored Youth

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

96. Your New Favourite Band - The Hives 12 tracks. A compilation album? Thinking face It starts big & punchy and just delivers all the way through. It's a good album but I do wonder why @1001_albums_gen have included a compilation. The exception that proves the rule perhaps? 4/5

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Great stuff. Raw, powerful, Hives. Always been a bit of a throw away 00s band for me but actually are really good.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Hate to say I told you so was another banger off that Air Guitar compilation I've mentioned in other comments on this. So that has a special place in my heart. Really enjoyed this album, I was so in the right mood for it too. I feel must have been a last of it time before pop punky stuff took a nose dive in 00s

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Mon Dec 27 2021
4

Rock grunge

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

Pretty good

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

2022-01-11. Not in the book! Indie guitar rock meets punk. Great riffs. I approve :)

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

They rock hard basically. I appreciate the intensity. Also quirky instrumentals. Fun!

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

MegapangAre!! Bara min åsikt!

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Don't know if this is my new favorite band but certainly a good album.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

They're correct, this is my new favourite band. Great garage sound and energy.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

rock!!(??)

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

good shit - crunching hard riffs I like a lot

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Fun

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Remember seeing The Hives in Brixton around the time this album was released. They were a breath of fresh air in terms of style if not in terms of music. They didn't really kick on after that initial wave of hype, but at the time they seemed fresh and didn't take themselves too seriously at all. This album is full of perfect snotty pop punk shoutalongs

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

Entertaining punky stuff. good riffs, good guitar sound, good fun

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

The Hives were one of the last pure energy and fun rock bands, and this compilation of their first few albums was a hit for a reason. Doesn't overstay it's welcome at a pleasant 28 mins, and leaves you feeling pumped.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

At the height of the pop punk trend along comes an actual punk rock band. With more in common with The Clash and Minor Threat to anything the pretend punk bands had, the Hives fast, thrashy jangly guitar is a breath of fresh air.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Enjoyable album, nothing earth shattering (and the strokes are better imo) but it's a bit of fun and at only 28min it's here for a good time, not a long time. 4/5.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

básicamente, un álbum ruidoso, corto y lleno de energía. exactamente todo lo que necesitaba después de un par de álbumes flojitos. me sorprendió que fuera un álbum recopilatorio de canciones pero al final fue un buen tipo de sorpresa. no sé si está es mi nueva banda favorita, pero seguro que voy a volver y profundizar más en su discografía en algún momento.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

More punk than I remember, and just good fun.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Garage rock at its finest

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Really fun

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Thoroughly enjoyed

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Indie fun

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

-Very solid punk rock. Lots of great, fun riffs and tunes -Definitely heard "Hate To Say I Told You So" in 'Weird Al" Yankovic's "Angry White Boy Polka" -He gets going quite fast in "Untutored Youth" -"Hate To Say I Told You So," "Supply And Demand," "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T," and "Automatic Schmuck" all stood out slightly as great track, but the album is quite consistent.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Just a short and punky album. 7/10

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Loved it when it first came out. Different.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

As everyone says, probably should have been Veni Vidi Vicious on this list. I first heard The Hives from the Spider-Man soundtrack-which is some early 2000s ass music. I listened to some of it tonight after this, but most of the songs are not avalaible on Apple Music (incl. the Chad Kroger song Hero. What a crime) I think the Hives are very good for a 2-3 song stint at a time. After that they seemingly start losing melody in their songs. Why don’t they try a slower or more downbeat song to mix things up? Also did some Wikipedia research on the Hives. Apparently they formed under a different name in 1989? They would have been like 9 years old! Even when the band was started in earnest in 1993 they would have only been 14!

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Swedish garage band but this is pretty much straight forward punk with its fast pace and attitude. It's kind of curious why this album was picked since it is a compilation of their albums "Barely Legal" and "Veni Vidi Vicious" and EP "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T". And why the band did a complilation without any hits? But, this album did reach #7 on the UK charts and was their breakthrough. Good idea. It's hard not to like a band with their singer named Howlin' Pelle Almqvist. The album starts with their most popular song "Hate to Say I Told You" which had a fair bit of play here in States and is the longest song at 3:19. This compilation is ordered in reverse chronological order and you definitely see the improvements as the band aged a bit with songs getting a little more raw and less refined as the album progresses. The names of these songs are classic punk, "Die, All Right!", "Automatic Schmuck" and "Hail Hail Spit N' Drool." I don't know if this album or band breaks any new ground but I bet they were and/or are great live. And, with 12 songs clocking in at 28 minutes with this fast pace, it was welcome relative to other, much longer recent albums I've listened to. Following the Ramones format can never be a bad thing. Can it?

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

A super fun garage punk record. Not sure why a compilation album is here, but I enjoyed it anyhow. Probably should be replaced by one of their studio albums. Best track: Hate to Say I Told You So

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Прикольный альбом. Бодрый, заводной. Нескучный :)

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Dated but decent

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Not bad, not bad... very aggressive :)

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Wed May 04 2022
4

Garage punkgarage rockpunk rock, indie. Estuvieron en Valladolid.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

It seems like cheating to have a compilation album on this list. But then, this album was always intended as a cheat. The Hives didn't make an impact with their first two albums so they just took the good songs off of those albums, smashed 'em together into a single album and re-released them on a new, 28-minute album. And it worked. They absolutely cheated their way onto the charts. But, cheating aside, "Your New Favorite Band" is a super solid, concentrated, distilled rock album. It's a lot of fun and, at under 30 minutes, it definitely doesn't overstay its welcome. Very enjoyable.

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Solid compilation for a very fun band

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Sun May 29 2022
4

Found it a bit strange a compilation album is on the list, but ignoring that some great songs here, really love the energy and the sound of the Hives.

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

Call me a bee because I want to be in The Hives! This music is energetic with and edge…and organized. To contrast with the Germs the other day who are energetic with…and anarchical. I like The Hives much better. I’m not sure if this being a compilation album should have any effect on my rating. It’s seems to be a bit outside the spirit of the 1001 albums list. However, this is the release that made them well known. It doesn’t matter in the end because all I know is I’m going to come back to this one.

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

The first two tracks are well-recognized hits, but I immediately worried that I wouldn’t like a whole album that sounded like them. Luckily, the rest of the album was faster, more urgent, more raucous, and I wound up liking it more than “Hate to Say I Told You So.”

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Hate to say I told you so - continuation on the Strokes Is This It, and instantly takes me back to the mid aughts. Love it. Up tempo energy. Main Offender - I'm loving this album for the same reason I blasted Muse, but it's loud and I'm loving it. I think it's because there is a shift in energy/emotion. Probably also nostalgia. Untutored youth/outsmarted - I will admit that the listen can get fatigued listening to nothing but fast song after fast song without a break. Hoping the next song will be a change of pace and show some range. "Slowest" song was track three I think, Supply & Demand. Mad Man - this album sponsored by Molly. Album was a quick, messy, thrill. I loved it, but most likely for nostalgia purposes. 4/5

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Sat Jun 11 2022
4

I remember when they came out, riding the indie wave, sounding everywhere and then disappearing from the music landscape. Are two excellent songs worth the place for this list? Hate to say I told you so!

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Quelle surprise à l'écoute de cet album. Nous nous attendons à un album de punk, et c'est bien le cas: tous les codes sont respectés. Les chiens errants sont bien de la partie, tout comme les colliers a pique ainsi que les cannettes de 8.6. La ou la surprise intervient, c'est que tous ces éléments de la punk sont soigneusement rangés dans un garage, ce qui nous permet de profiter, contre toute attente, d'un album extrêmement agréable.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Reminds me how much i used to love this stuff 4

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

very solid new wave gem suprised i haven’t heard of them

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Good, but I'm not convinced it's as great as we thought at the time.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Been a long time since I’ve listened to The Hives, just as good as when it came out. Mad Men sounds like an IDLES song

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

Feels like generic pop punk but I enjoy that sound.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

I’m all about this

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Yeah! Grungy, punky, rocky. Like this kinda shit, distorted vocals, crashy drums and leading guitar strums. Fun. "Hate to say I told you so" clear highlight. "Die, all right!" is also fun.

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

Compilation…

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Well, this is just great fun. Untutored Youth is just the best 90 seconds, and there's a lot of short, sharp silliness to get you through here.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Really well-written and produced rock and roll songs.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

good album, more like 3.5 but im feeling generous

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Está muy bien, y me han gustado todas las canciones, aunque no hay ninguna especialmente memorable salvo las dos primeras.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

I’ve kinda been looking forward to this… Hate to say I told you so was an immensely popular single for the band and opens up the album on a solid banger! In main offender he’s almost too screechy vocally but it’s still good (especially that infectious guitar riff). The guitars on supply and demand are very bitty things which I don’t like but the awesome drumming makes up for it. Other than the first song die all right is probably the best blend of sounds so far the verses boarder on dance rock and the chorus/ bridge are both proper rampages stopping for nothing! Untutored youth is a massive burst of anger like I get it but didn’t they have better songs than this? Outsmarted is a good rampage, slightly longer and better guitar work! Mad men starts by giving the impression of a brooding dark track that would’ve been really cool but but those dark and brooding moments are few and the song becomes an average hives rampage. The chorus to here we go again is epic the rest of the song…eh. A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T is very aggressive for the sake of it but I like it. Automatic schmuck has awesome guitars but the lyrics eh the chant at the ends cool I guess. The penultimate track Hail Hail spit n drool is a shortie like really short but unlike the one earlier this deserves a spot and works well next to the mental rampages that has been the album’s second half. The album closes with the hives are law, you are crime it’s not necessarily slow but slower than the others so it works well as a closer. It’s mental and for that reason it’s great, not necessarily music that’s great to criticise but still a 4/5.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Very Punk. Way more Punk than I knew. I hate to say I told you so was a big song when it came out but they didn't catch on in the states. I think these guys would be huge if they came out today.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

High energy and fun. Great for short bursts but starts to sound same-y after a while. Short 28 min run time works great for this genre.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

4.5

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

I was not expecting the first song of this album to appear on this list because it feels like a one hit wonder that shows up in 00s alternative playlists a lot. However, while nothing is quite as good as that song, the rest of the album is still pretty good. Plus I’m pretty sure this is the first greatest hits album I’ve gotten

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

A hair away from careening off the rails, thumbing their nose at the establishment, Sweden’s loudest band brings back punk sensibility for the 21st century. Howlin’ Pelle lives up to his name.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

I really like this album. High energy garage rock revival sounds like it was Strokes era which I can appreciate. Very high energy. A little bit too garage rocky to be a perfect five for me. They have their thing and they don’t really deviate from it. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it I guess. However i like my 2000s garage rock bread buttered a certain way, and that way is influenced by 80s new wave and post punk. This is more stoogey. I can definitely get down with it, but I’m prolly never gonna listen to this one again. Veni Vidi Vicious is better

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

pref automatic schmuck milieu un peu embêtant mais ce reprend vers milieu fin derniere musique très nul pour finir l'album

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Kanondrag

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

de har så många hits de jävlarna

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Really strong Album

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Solid start to finish. If you like one song you will like the album.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Dit is een compilatie album? Snap niet zo goed waarom dat in de 1001 albums you must hear staat. Wel goed album verder :) allemaal dikke schijven eigenlijk.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Brilliant, although very short. Super catchy, really evocative of the time. Sounds like a bunch of other bands that were about at the same time, but with an added dose of Swedish eccentricity.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Fun, Kinks-inspired punk.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

I really dig the straight energy coming off this record. The singers voice is killer and the lyrics can be both badass and hilarious sometimes as well. Only complaint is that a few songs feel to quick/incomplete or lack a catchiness to them. 7/10

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

There are some five star songs on here, for sure, but it's a little too one note to get a five all around. Also, what is this, a compilation? The book compiler breaks his own rules once again, heh. Fave track - "Hate To Say I Told You So" is absolutely iconic. Fantastic tune.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

I've heard their biggest hit "Hate to Say I Told You So" but I was unfamiliar with the rest of their discography. Easy to listen to and enjoyable post punk music. Songs are quick and high energy. I'll give this album another listen.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Fun post-punk power pop. Not familiar with this band, but this reminds me of Green Dat in a way. I would listen again.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

This is a compilation of the Hives’ first two albums. The music comes out of the garage rock revival scene and is clearly influenced by the British alternative scene, Britpop, and most obviously punk. The album is tight and exciting but doesn’t really stand out to me as pushing the boundary. It was quite enjoyable though even if the first track sounds a bit too much like the Blur’s Song 2

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I asmit to having a preference for The Hives over The Strokes, bur the formula is almost identical. Solid guitar riffs with strong rhythm section driving a frenetic pace, and shouted/chanted rather than sung vocals. This only works when combined with short songs (12 in less than 29 minutes - an average of 2 min 25 seconds). I can't imagine a six minute song by them! Overall an epitome of energy and what punk should have been.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Wonderfully, enthusiastically stupid.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Veni Vidi Vicious is one of several albums I thought about buying many times during the height of “I Hate To Say I Told You So” being on MTV/VH1 all the time. Very cool stuff, though it’s weird that a compilation album would be eligible for this list…

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Je connaissais un peu ce groupe, contente de me rafraîchir la mémoire, j’aime beaucoup

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Garage punkgarage rockpunk rock, indie. Estuvieron en Valladolid.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

4.5/5. Amazing contribution to the post-punk revival movement, shoutout Sweden.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Really nice, but to me it feels like they used their full potential in the later records

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Sat Nov 19 2022
4

really enjoyed this album, didn't realise how many hives songs I already knew. 60s vibe but a revival band which was cool - will def listen again. they are in true spirit my new favourite band

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

The Hives always have some entertaining and energetic songs. Great fun. Surprised that a compilation album made it on this list versus one of their studio albums. 4/5

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

A gem that I’d forgotten about.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

I enjoyed this, but not enough for them to be my new favorite band.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

this rules

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Sat Dec 11 2021
3

Not really though

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Sun Dec 12 2021
3

Decent! I’ve heard some of these songs

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

This started off strong for me with Hate to say I told you so and Main offender but it was all downhill from there. I think maybe I can only enjoy this type of music for a couple of songs worth and then it all sounds stressful and shitty to me. It kind of blurred into one after the first few songs and I struggled to pay attention or get anything out of it.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

imponerende punkrock

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Sat Jan 01 2022
3

Hate to Say I Told You So is a banger. AKA IDIOT is good too... the closing instrumental... on board with that too. Everything else is just a bit stripped down rock with good energy but nothing is really catchy and stays with you.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
3

Comes out kicking and doesn't really relent. I'm not sure I understand the music, however. Supply and demand makes zero sense to me. Maybe there's something lost in the translation from Swedish to English. Whatever it is, AKA IDIOT is great. Good punk music.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
3

Simple but good rock by a swedish band that sounds like British punk XD

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Tue Jan 04 2022
3

28 minutes and 12 songs, how is this gonna work. Very Very solid album. Feels brand new but also like I’ve heard it before. I feel lots of other artists have taken inspiration from these guys and I can clearly see why. Just shows that rock is never dead.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

What amounts to a greatest hits album seems either a little like cheating or else something that should be more utilized to cut down on the repeat appearances by acts that don’t really justify more than one slot... This was fine anyway, though I feel like ther are a lot of other post punk, garage rock-y bands that bring more original creation to the table and probably didn’t make the cut for this list.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
3

Good garage rock renaissance but not my new favourite band

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

3.7 - Part of the garage rock resurgence of the early '00s along with the White Stripes, the Black Keys and others, but leaning heavier towards punk. This is a speedy, snarly record with amped up guitars and drums and plenty of pop hooks.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

The Hives do this sound about as well as anyone. Infectious garage punk that grabs hold and doesn't let go. Not sure about the wisdom of including what is basically a compilation album here when their regular releases repeat a number of the songs here but there's no doubting the quality of the songs included. Great stuff but loses one star because of redundancy 3 🌟

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

Cool ig

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Tue Jan 18 2022
3

Blink and you'll miss it. Not totally sure how it manages to keep up the energy through the whole record, but you can never say it got boring. I can say that singer Pelle Almqvist's voice got a little irritating on certain tracks. Still, felt like running cheetah-speed through multiple brick walls. Call it a solid, solid 3.5. Favorite tracks: "Die, All Right!", "Untutored Youth"

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

This is an unusual album to have on this list because it was a "story so far" type of compilation after the success of "Hate to Say I Told You So". It's there, perfectly named, capturing the buzz and heat of this group rocking Europe with their Swedish take on garage punk. But at the same time, it still feels like that lead single is the tentpole of this release and the rest of the recording isn't as mighty.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
3

I dig it, but some songs were a little much

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

The good: the garage-revival of the early 00's was a great throwback to simple three-chord plug and play raw rock and roll. The Hives hit their mark here. The meh: recognizing this is a 'compilation' for the sake of getting more airplay, the album is very repetitive. 3.5/5

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

Des bons bangers, mais overal du rock très correct. Rien de groundbraking, ça sonne très inspiré par le brit rock des années 90s 00s.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

A compilation album. Great tracks but can't rate it as if it was a studio album so I'll go straight down the middle with a 3

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

Despite all the likability of the garage-rock revival bands like this one, I don't wanna listen to this stuff anymore, although if a chance comes by – I might dance.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
3

I used to have a lot of thoughts on this band back in the days of the radio station 99x. Not so many these days. Enjoyable, but this sound was a recipe.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

pretty solid alt/punk.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

Fairly grungy. Interesting, but not astounding or particularly clever on first, slightly unfocused listening.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Bit bland tbh. Like most other artists of their era. I think I need to book so that I can find out why some artists are included and can contextualise.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Mér fundust þeir lala upp úr aldamótum, og mér finnast þeir lala í dag. Alveg hægt að hlusta, stundum stuð, ekki leiðinlegt, en sénsinn að ég myndi sækjast eftir því sérstaklega. (Tvær og hálf)

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Tue Mar 15 2022
3

Certainly this album is not going to stop the world. However, for what this album sets out to do it does accomplish. This is not the first album you would reach for to listen to but it would be a fine accompaniment to play at a Friday night get together.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
3

nice modern punk album

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

I enjoyed the album, but it's a lot of the same song over and over (that's garage rock/punk for you). I'd listen again but wouldn't seek it out, which makes it a 3 for me.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

Sorry, but if you have to create a compilation album to generate a good album, it's not a good album. If the Hives were so groundbreaking, then put Veni Vidi Vicious (their 2000 full length debut) on this list. The problem with the Hives was/is they are so indistinguishable from the rest of the bands of the time. When a single would be on the radio I could never tell if it was the Hives or the Vines or some other "the" band (they don't sound like the Strokes but their sound was a punkier version of it). Sum41 have a great video by the way from back then where at the start their record producer tell them they're now the Sums because that's what everyone else is doing. For sure I like some of their stuff, it's just not overly unique or memorable.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

A lot of the songs on this album sound like the big hit single "Hate To Say I Told You So." They were very RRRAHH RAHHH RAAAAH after a bit, although a few songs did stand out. And on the plus side, each song was very short, got in and out to not overstay their welcome, I will give them that. The instrumental was interesting at the end. I dug that, along with "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T." It's interesting that it's basically a best of from their first two albums. I have a Kinks collection like this. I assume that the rest of the first two albums aren't any better. Anyway, I'd give it a middle of the road, but there were some good bits in there, probably about half of the album. Favorites" "Hate To Say I Told You So" "Die, All Right!" "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T" "The Hives Are Law , You Are Crime"

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

3.5 stars

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

I'm not the biggest fan of having compilation albums on this list, it just seems like a little bit of a "cheat" if that was a thing. I do think this is a great album as far as compilations go. The first two tracks are all time greats with "Main Offender" being one of my favorite Rock Band songs. "The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime" is my favorite track I hadn't heard before. It had some fun mixing with the back and forth guitar. Just a good punk rock compilation album.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

A classic opening track followed by some fun punky happenings.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Bah, another ex-1001 album. See http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex It niggles me that this is a compilation album for UK marketing purposes - wouldn't Veni Vedi Vicious have been a better choice? I was already on the backfoot before re-listening yesterday. That said, "Hate to Say I Told You So" and "Main Offender" are still firm favourites.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Very much liked this at the time but in reality there is only one stand out song and it's a good song.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

fun

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Tue Apr 05 2022
3

6/10. Pretty good for what it is.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
3

6/10 all of the soungs sounded the same but it wasnt bad

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Shouty. Not bad

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

This is odd, it's a good rock album, but I felt something was missing, it almost felt like a parody at times, like the album title they seem to be super arrogant about being the best.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
3

Is an anthology... Swedish garage rockers go Rock'N'Roll. (5/10) FT: Hate to Say I Told You So

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Tue Apr 26 2022
3

Not bad, dripping in the 2000s punk that I basically heard since I can remember

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Mon May 09 2022
3

Reminded me of playing rock band. Too much if this style for my liking, i enjoyed a few songs then got a bit bored of it.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Loved their stage presence and punk/pop singles when they exploded onto the rock scene in UK. Compared to similar contemporaries The Strokes, these Swedish guys were so much more fun and didn't take themselves as seriously, but probably didn't write quite as many great catchy pop rock songs, focussing more on energetic fast-riffing punk-pop.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Gets a third star for Untutored Youth.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

An early "hits" collection. Don't think this should be in the 1001 list but - it does feature some fantastic tunes.

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Mon May 23 2022
3

The album's title did poorly at managing expectations. Catchy, not a bad listen, could probably listen again out of boredom or in moments of mindless listening, but this did not deliver.

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Tue May 24 2022
3

Verse. Chorus. Verse. Chorus. etc etc. Its fun but it has a sell by date even at its sparse 28 minutes

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Compilation. Not sure why it's here.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
3

Bold of you to assume you'd be my new favourite anything. Cheeky buggers.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
3

Really enjoyed it at the start, but the songs all blur into each other.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Remember how fresh these guys sounded when they came out? The music is as good as it ever was, but 20 years later the Hives come off as less a fully formed band than a fun, but highly derivative punk act. It's a great, entertaining listen, but apparently I'm less easily impressed now. Fave Songs: Die, All Right!; The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime; Here We Go Again; Automatic Schmuck; Hate to Say I Told You So

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Mon Jun 06 2022
3

It takes balls to declare yourself everyone's new favourite band. The first and last songs were the best on the album but even though they have a sound I like, I started getting tired of it.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

oh god this is inextricably linked with 9th grade. The first two tracks are great and then it turns into manic dandy worhols

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Tue Jun 14 2022
3

straightahead raucous garage rock. like the soundtrack to Burnout Paradise

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Tue Jun 14 2022
3

They definitely did not become my favourite band after that. I guess I am just not a big fan of the genre.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
3

High energy garage rock, pretty fun listen

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Guys…a compilation is not an album! Different moments…different eras! Different inspiration streams!

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Sat Jun 18 2022
3

meh

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Sat Jun 18 2022
3

Decent, but nothing really grabbed me

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

Ska ett samlingsalbum var med här? 3.5

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

Contrairement à ce qu'indique le nom de l'album, le groupe que forme ces gentils messieurs ne deviendra votre préféré que si vous êtes fan d'Imagine Dragons.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

When this album came out, rock music was in a bad place. Groups like The Hives emerged to bring rock 'n' roll back to its roots by mining early garage rock and punk sounds while adding better songwriting and cleaner dirty production. This is a compilation album which gives me mixed feelings but if Singles Going Steady and Hatful of Hollow can get away with it, so can Your New Favourite Band.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Killer garage rock. The Hives are really slept on.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Might listen more than once

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Sat Jul 23 2022
3

i know one song

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

Enjoyed some of it.

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Sat Jul 30 2022
3

Good but to be honest the main vocalist is very lucky to have some talented instrumental band members because his singing is … yikes , but overall not too heavy and head banging fun throughout until I heard the vocals

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

As someone who isn't really a huge punk fan, this was a punk-adjacent listen that was easier for me to digest. The music was crunchy and rioting all throughout. This band has a lot of energy, and it shows through in their music. I found it to be a fun enough listen!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

the hives are a bit of an acquired taste. i got around to liking this album with a few listens. the vocals are just okay--super punk and garage but too much. at times the vocals were screeching and it was rough. the guitar is without a doubt the best part of this album. it stood out on so many songs ("hate to say i told you so"!!!) and is what gives the album its rock genre. really, the hives are way more punk than rock! they lean so hard into the punk. also: this album name is GREAT, i love it!

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Sun Aug 21 2022
3

Simple, high energy, fun, punk. No real wow factor for me. Socks are not blown off.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
3

Velocidad, frescura, rabia, ironía y algo de monotonía. Los The Hives son grandes representantes de su época, y consiguieron calar musicalmente, pues muchos de sus riffs y ritmos acelerados siguen aún hoy usándose bastante. Sin duda, un paso adelante necesario en la esfera del revival del garaje-punk para dejar atrás la ñoñería británica.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

Ágætis pínu yfirpródjúserað paunkrokk. Hressilegt, en leita ekki í reglulega.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Well planned and curated Stooges-derived garage punk with pop sensibilities. Zero dynamics and overall loudness is maxed out but that is a stylistic choice which also dates the album to the 2000s. Wouldn't listen to as an album but would welcome certain tracks inclusion on playlists.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

Me replonge dans les belles années de Rock Band! J'aime bien ces groupes à la Blur, post-punk (?). Ça bouge, c'est brouillon, et ça s'écoute bien! Drôle d'album, c'est en fait une compilation de 2 EP? Donne le goût d'en écouter plus de The Hives

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Tue Aug 30 2022
3

How a band can sustain playing and performing full tilt like this, is beyond me. I call the genre coke punk because I always assumed they were working under the influence of one coke or the other. The explosive energy of the group is heightened by the album's brilliant production, which makes the guitars sound like their being played with razor blades and that the drums are sitting in the room right next to me. The constant force of the songs makes the already pithy 12 songs in 28 minutes, breeze right by.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Very good album. Was on their concert, it was 2016 i believe and it was...Amazing show... Did not expect this album on that list :) Thanks for this amazing website.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Pretty cool, like the energy 10/10 would mosh again, all kinda sounds the same but its ok. like the vocals 7/10

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

C'est du punk... Je ne deteste pas ca mais ca sonne quand même très semblable du chanson à l'autre. Ca doit être du au drum et au chanteur car je peux voir que la guitare est très agressive. En générale les chansons sont bien arrangées et ca me rappelle mon adolescence. 3.20

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Sat Sep 03 2022
3

A bit too shouty for me

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

Nothin special okayish

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Not my type of rock

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Not too bad— mostly sounds all like the first song

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Toe tapping scandia dad rock.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
3

First song made me realize i was listening to a compilation album - it does not make sende to include such albums! Hence, thr neutal score.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Tykki levy. Välillä äityi vähän turhan epäselväks meteliks, mut asenteellisesti sopi teemaan. Kuitenkin wow-elämys jäi uupumaan

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Mukava, rento ja kevyt. Sopi oikein hyvin pyörämatkoihin kodista konttoriin ja takaisin.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
3

Wild, maar niet echt memorabel. Wel dat ene hitje.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

As skaterpunk as can be, the last track was somewhat interesting, a great base that weren't utilised An underwhelming album but had some good parts

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Tue Oct 04 2022
3

Good punk band.

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