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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 (July 20, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B0002IQ1PS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,097 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Hives return to the forefront of the music scene with the blazing 2004 album 'Tyrannosaurus Hives'. The followup to their smash 'Veni Vidi Vicious CD which featured the worldwide hit 'Hate To Say I Told You So'. With 'Tyrannosaurus Hives' the band reaches new heights & reestablishes themselves as one of the world's best rock outfits today. 'Every track on this record will be sure to make you move', said the band's Howlin' Pelle Almqvist. 'It's straight from our roots - pure in your face punk.'

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This Swedish garage-punk band that faced off against the Vines on the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002 after the release of is breakthrough Veni Vidi Vicious album still sounds like it's in battle mode on Tyrannosaurus Hives. Violent songs such as "Walk Idiot Walk" and "Abra Cadaver" jerk forward in a noisy collision of surf guitars, frantic rhythms, and front man Howlin' Pelle Almquist's preposterous barks. He's part ringleader, part instigator, and the main ingredient that keeps the Hives' Nuggets-inspired retro rock from sounding as dated as its influences. Despite a few light electronic touches, the band sticks largely to formula throughout this album but by keeping the focus on its biggest assets--simplicity and volume--it comes out triumphant nonetheless. --Aidin Vaziri

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THe hives are a great boy band with great energy in there music and also very talented as well.
Amy Taylor
If you are a fan of the Hives or just a fan of fast, excellent garage/punk rock in general, chances are you'll enjoy this.
Aaron Cherney
Alquvest certainly knows how to constrcut lyrics that sound cool, even if you can't understand what he's saying.
A. McCarthy

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Cherney on July 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Finally a follow-up to one of my favorite albums in recent years! If you listened to the second Hives album, 'Veni Vidi Vicious', a whole lot and are still listening to it every now and then today you will most likely love this album. The Hives have always felt to me like a very punked up version of the Stones, and while nothing they do is ENTIRELY original they don't feel like a rip-off; their influences are prominent, but their sound is more of a sum than it's parts. With 'Tyrannosaurus' they have perfected that sound.

The biggest difference on this album is the inclusion of some synth riffs here and there and the overall sound of the album is much tighter and claustorphobic. The flow of the album is similar to Veni Vidi in that you get several fast paced songs, then one ballad (in this case it's "Diabolic Scheme") then a few more upbeat songs to round out the album. The playtime isn't entirely long but it takes them 30 minutes to accomplish what other bands take HOURS and ALBUMS to not accomplish.

After listening to this at work all day and two times at home since I got off work, I am thoroughly pleased. Highlights for me include, "B Is For Brutus", "Love In Plaster", "A Little More For Little You", and the recently released single, "Walk Idiot Walk" (which if you haven't seen the video for, you should treat yourself to it; it's incredible!) If you are a fan of the Hives or just a fan of fast, excellent garage/punk rock in general, chances are you'll enjoy this.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Swede rock has been on the upswing in recent years -- Division of Laura Lee, Sahara Hotnights, and (of course) the Hives. After their hit debut "Veni Vidi Vicious," the Hives return with a (short) sophomore album that still harkens back to classic punk, yet expands their old sound. Ladies and gentlemen, "Tyrannosaurus Hives."

It kicks off with a roar in the rebellious "Abra Cadaver," a catchy bass/guitar-driven rocker that slips into the even catchier "Two-Timing Touch And Broken Bones." The first half of the album is made up of songs that sound like their older sound, like the rollicky "No Pun Intended" and roaring bass-rocker "B is for Brutus."

But in the second half, they start to experiment. For example, that the sparking electric guitar sound in "A Little More For Little You," the twitchy squeaks of "Missing Link's" opener or the symphonic punk sound of "Diabolic Scheme." Strings, synths, head-spinning riffs, robotic backing vocals and gentler percussion? You go, boys.

Copying the Ramones? The Stooges? The Rolling Stones? It isn't the Hives' fault that they weren't born in the golden age of rock, and they know it. They do borrow quite a bit, but at least they don't do it badly. While they're not on the level of those rock legends, the Hives do produce good rock -- as in, not the cookie-cutter productions of Train and similar bands. As in, their sound is complex, evolving and shows some of the rebel spirit of classic punk.

Yes, they're a famous, hit band -- but that doesn't make them bad. Nor does the half-hour long playing time. Their music is a solid mixture of bass and guitar at the core of it all, with twisty melodies that have plenty of verve and punk spunk (I can't believe I just said that).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. McCarthy on July 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Hives, probably the band with the highest self esteem in the world (the frontman was qoted as saying "We love you but you love us more!", return for a fourth outing with a bang. Their three previous albums, "Barely Legal", a collection of poorly produced, sometimes painfully recorded songs that showed that the energy was certainly there. Their breakout album, "Veni Vidi Vicious" overflowed with engergy and put it in a better produced, more accessable package, naturally this was a huge hit. THen came the almost-an-EP "Your New Favorite Band" with had several cuts from Veni Vidi Vicious and not much interesting. Now comes "Tyrannysaurus Hives", upon a first listen you realize these guys are on some ungodly form of speed. This there is electricity flowing through every inch of this record, they even seem to find distortions that make you feel like if you touched your stereo, sparks would fly. Just listen to the first fifteen seconds of "B is for Brutus", this distortion is something I've never heard before, its so energetic without being painful the only comparibly "heavy distortion" guitar production ive heard is the Smashing Pumpkins "Saimese Dream". However in terms of the energy in the guitars, they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, on "Saimese Dream" is comes at you as a wall of smooth, almost beautiful, distortion; in "Tyrannosaurus Hives" the guitar is fast, choppy, agitated, and confident.

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Abra Cadaver- this seem like its probably something written back aroudn the barely legal era, it has the same feel to it. Alquvest certainly knows how to constrcut lyrics that sound cool, even if you can't understand what he's saying.
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