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Your New Favourite Band [Enhanced]

The Hives Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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When, in 2001, they played 250+ shows, wowed audiences from Tokyo to Trondheim, from Glasgow to Georgia, reintroduced rock in the mainstream (No, I mean actual ROCK MUSIC) and truly became everybody and their mama's new favourite band, their plan had already been in action for seven years. Formed in the small industrial town of Fagersta, Sweden in 1993, the Hives, then in their early ... Read more in Amazon's The Hives Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Jan 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Poptones
  • ASIN: B00005QC3J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,107 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hate To Say I told You So
2. Main Offender
3. Supply And Demand
4. Die, All Right
5. Untutored Youth
6. Outsmarted
7. Mad Man
8. Here We Go Again
9. A.K.A. i-d-i-o-t
10. Automatic Schmuck
11. Hail Hail Spit n' Drool
12. The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime

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Your New Favourite Band is one cocky album: a greatest hits of album tracks and B-sides five years into The Hives' career and a title that demands your adulation. The music's no less cocky, with these five Swedes playing bubble-gum metal with the self-assured swagger that only the truly narcissistic rock & roll stars can muster. This batch of glorious guitar romps displays an allegiance to the punk snarl of the New York Dolls, the power pop immediacy of Cheap Trick and the riotous rock of Metallica. There's absolutely nothing new about The Hives, then, but that's the point. Joyously, they reach back to the roots of rock excess with a pop sensibility that every aspiring band in the world craves. This band has that rare alchemy that takes the basic ingredients of rock & roll and makes them sound vital all over again. Your New Favourite Band closes with "The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime": cocky, but deservedly so. --Ben Clancy

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THE HIVES Your New Favourite Band (2002 issue UK 12-track enhanced CD album includes the singles Main Offender Hate To Say I Told You So and Supply And Demand plus a CD-Rom Section featuring 4 music videos fold-out digipak picture sleeve MC5055CD)

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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Sweden rocks, and if it weren't for their winters, I'd probably investigate moving there.
This album, a compilation of the The Hives best from previous releases, is B*L*I*S*T*E*R*I*N*G!. 110% full-on, buzz-saw, post-punk adrenaline. And every song sounds like the perfectly crafted tune as well. This is an album that will test your stereo max levels - there's no way you can play this softly.
Think Husker Du, Strokes, White Stripes, Ramones, the Velvets, Minutemen and the Pistols (without the politik) - they're all in there somewhere. But The Hives have managed to carve out their own sound as well. And it's beautiful.
Anyone else catch the Pixies-like guitar dives in the breaks of "Main Offender"?
At the price, this is a steal. I probably would have paid double for this. This is an essential record for the year!
Beg, borrow, steal. But get your new favourite band, The Hives.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crikey... 24 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The first few listens of this gem will probably confuse the bejazus out of you. You simply cant figure out what the hell is coming out of your speakers its so damned chaotic and demented, but you quickly learn to love it. If like me your interested in guitar based music has been put to sleep by American post-grunge slop and the even more insidious yawnings of Travis et all., this is a f'ing godsend. The antics of the band kinda detract from what an ferociously talented group these are. Ram this stick of dynamite in your cd player and take cover...
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite band 25 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
In today's world every growing gentle and mellow bands it's great to hear a band who have balls. The suit wearing 5 piece from Sweden mix punk, garage, hardcore and new wave into this great album. If you like bands like the Strokes and White Stripes but are looking for something faster, louder, heavier and better the Hives are the band for you. Tracks such as the amazing 'Supply And Demand' and 'Main Offender' will blow you away and you'll soon be wondering who are the Strokes?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quickfire Punk'N'Roll Mayhem! 29 April 2006
By Ren Lee
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes all you need is fast and furious guitar riffs, drums and vocals- The Hives provide all these with plenty of attitude and eccentricity to spare!

Check out 'Main Offender', it's an absolute blast and features my all time favourite guitar riff. 'Hate To Say I Told You So' was a big hit in indie clubs and a great track to throw yourself around the dancefloor to. This mega compilation may feature a lot of similar sounding songs but in this case it really doesn't matter, all that matters is the energy of the songs, great guitar riffs like on 'Here We Go Again' and the previously mentioned 'Main Offender' as well as some smart lyrics (the best examples can be found on 'Supply And Demand' and 'a.k.a.I-D-I-O-T').

This isn't an album to stick on as background music for a polite dinner party, it's for jumping around and air-guitaring to like no one's watching!

If raw punk is your bag then give this album a try- it's one of the most fun album's in existence!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital to the modern music scene's makeup. 9 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
The absurdly brief 'best of' from The Hives, is reminiscent of all kinds of bands - most notably The Jam and The Undertones, and their music is a mix of all areas of punk, with a distinct metallic tinge. In truth, there is nothing remotely original about what The Hives are doing, and anyone who thinks there is needs their bumps feeling - but on tracks like 'Hate to say I told you so', 'Main Offender', 'Die, Alright' and 'Outsmarted' to name but a few, the listener is made aware of the raw energy that drives The Hives' sound. Who cares about the retro rip-off style when the music is simple, honest - and absolutely superb. If you want experimental indie doodlings, look for Radiohead or Mogwai. If you want good old-fashioned catchy 2 to 3 minute rock anthems, then look for The Hives' albums. Blinding stuff.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strokes ?????? These guys got it right! 6 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ok so i bought this album from a recommendation from amazon without even thinking twice about it. I got hope and put it on...........Think the Clash and the Pistols meets the Velvet underground.
So much more than the Strokes album, so much more real. This album is no classic/ nevermind/ surfer rosa/ White Light white Heat but it sure is a step in the right direction. It rocks put it in your car and drive around on a dank and dreary day. proper punk rock for 2001......and about time too. There next album may be a classic!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your New Favorite Band 24 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Hives wear their influences on their sleeve: Iggy and the Stooges, *all* 60's psychedelia garage: Nuggets 1965-68 Original Artyfacts, 70's punk like the Ramones, 80's American Hardcore like Black Flag, Minor Threat et al. through to the Pixies and still write original (relatively), catchy, punk powerpop tunes that sound great at high decibels!
They capture the progression of punk music from the 60's to the present so clearly.
If you like well-written punk music with a hook, buy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FUN - DEEPLY SILLY 21 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
Sweden gave us Abba, but now they have given us the fabulous Hives! It is hysterical that this wonderful Swedish group have taken punk rock, repackaged it and sold it back to us! Each song is a short, sharp shock - daft, punchy lyrics, buzz-saw guitar and snappy song writing. Terrific, adrenilin-fuelled compositions that would make the Ramones proud.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hives
Catchy pop punk from our Northern friends, always good to be alternative and this is a short album that brings joy. Recommended
Published 7 months ago by dinky
5.0 out of 5 stars Hives
This has been bought as a Christmas present so not for me so I can't really say what it is like
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. Valerie E. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Make a beeline for the Hive!
cracking music delivered with talent, gusto, power and enthusiasm. If you have I player try and catch their act on later with Jools Holland new year's eve 2012.
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars '28 Odd Minutes Of Skull Crushing Stuff'
Combining the raw musical edge of traditional British punk bands like The Exploited with the humour of 70's Punks like The Dickies, 'Your New Favourite Band' is an enjoyable ear... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Antony May
3.0 out of 5 stars A couple of good ones.
Opener is good lively post punk guitar rock.The rest of the tracks are a bit samey/ordinary but ok to listen to in the background.
Published 18 months ago by concerned shopper 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight-ahead Punk-Pop
This 2001 compilation album from Sweden's finest, The Hives, is a youthful, exuberant set of sub-3 minute (with one exception) punk-pop songs, sounding something like The Ramones... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Keith M
4.0 out of 5 stars HUGE FUN AND DEEPLY SILLY
Sweden gave us Abba, but now they have given us the fabulous Hives! It is hysterical that this wonderful Swedish group have taken punk rock, repackaged it and sold it back to us! Read more
Published on 21 May 2011 by HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV)
3.0 out of 5 stars Best of
Let it be said that when "Your New Favorite Band" was first released, it was far too early for the Hives to have a "best of" album -- they only had EPs and two albums in the bag. Read more
Published on 22 July 2005 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite Your New Favourite Band
Sharp suited sweden homeboys The Hive's compilation is a cocky affair, none of this material is serious whatsoever, but thats the best bit, where we have The Strokes singing about... Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Half an Hour of REAL Punk Power
Since folding Creation and setting up Poptones, Alan McGhee has made some pretty flawed signings, the gay Mexican Communist Elvis impressionist coming to mind as an especially daft... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2003 by Martin
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