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.Wikipedia
Do you wish the Strokes were more punk and less good? Well hot damn do we have a band for you!
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.
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.
Greatest Hits albums shouldn't be on this list. Automatic 1/5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Not bad but nothing that made it stand out
Fun, short bursts of music
I liked this type of music 20 years before this album was made but in 2001 there is one obvious question: Why?
Lekker album, vast dat ik uiteindelijk dit plaatje ook in de kast wil hebben.
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.
Great rock album!
Fuuuuuck. This album completely shreds. It's a "feel your feelings" album that unites Gen X and millennials and I'm thankful for that. This album is the sonic personification of assertiveness. Does it have the absolute best track lineup on this list, objectively? Not quite. Is it fucking cathartic, kick-ass, and nostalgic to listen to? HELL yes. Hate to say I told you so (fave track), but this album aged very well.
Successfully brings the ethos of punk into the new millennium
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.
Muy buen disco
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.
Here's the good shit.
Garage punk rock. Brutal. Vinilo.
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
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
Grew up listening to the hives so a little biased.
Ridículamente bueno, no mamen.
Fuck yes - big fat riffs, pedal boards the size of football fields and that weird mic distortion filter - the yard stick for the frenetic early 2000s indie rock golden years. Possibly the first recorded example of someone using the term "send it" in Die, All Right!. Also think this is the first compilation album I've come across - interesting distribution method to break into the market.
i can see them becoming my new favourite band sometime lol
Man I wish I had better musical taste when this album came out. I could have saved a lot of money on bad CDs. This is great from top to bottom. I really missed the post-punk boat.
Hate to Say I told you so and Main offender would put any album to at least four stars. A treat. Short sweet. Hard hard rock. That was awesome. Five stars.
Vlijmscherpe, vinnige gitaren. Strakke drums. Energie voor 100 man
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
Great stuff. Raw, powerful, Hives. Always been a bit of a throw away 00s band for me but actually are really good.
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
2022-01-11. Not in the book! Indie guitar rock meets punk. Great riffs. I approve :)
They rock hard basically. I appreciate the intensity. Also quirky instrumentals. Fun!
MegapangAre!! Bara min åsikt!
Don't know if this is my new favorite band but certainly a good album.
They're correct, this is my new favourite band. Great garage sound and energy.
good shit - crunching hard riffs I like a lot
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
Entertaining punky stuff. good riffs, good guitar sound, good fun
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.
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.
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.
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.
More punk than I remember, and just good fun.
Garage rock at its finest
-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.
Just a short and punky album. 7/10
Loved it when it first came out. Different.
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?
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
Прикольный альбом. Бодрый, заводной. Нескучный :)
Dated but decent
Not bad, not bad... very aggressive :)
Garage punkgarage rockpunk rock, indie. Estuvieron en Valladolid.
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.
Solid compilation for a very fun band
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.
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.
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.”
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
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!
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.
Reminds me how much i used to love this stuff 4
very solid new wave gem suprised i haven’t heard of them
Good, but I'm not convinced it's as great as we thought at the time.
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
Feels like generic pop punk but I enjoy that sound.
I’m all about this
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.
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.
Really well-written and produced rock and roll songs.
good album, more like 3.5 but im feeling generous
Está muy bien, y me han gustado todas las canciones, aunque no hay ninguna especialmente memorable salvo las dos primeras.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
pref automatic schmuck milieu un peu embêtant mais ce reprend vers milieu fin derniere musique très nul pour finir l'album
de har så många hits de jävlarna
Really strong Album
Solid start to finish. If you like one song you will like the album.