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2001 compilation for the Swedish Garage punk revivalists. 12 audio tracks, including 'Hate To Say I Told You So', 'Die, Allright!', 'a.k.a I-D-I-O-T', 'Automatic Schmuck', 'Hail Hail Spit N' Drool' & 'The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime'. The enhanced section includes all The Hives video to date. Digipak. Poptones.

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

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 4, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Poptones
  • ASIN: B00005QC3J
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,819 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Customer Reviews

It's kinda like comparin' gasoline to wine. .
Eric Virgo
These guys manage to tie together the best of past punk sounds into one awesome new sound.
Amazon Customer
I just bought this on a trip to Circuit City, and I have to say, it's great.
Andrew

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
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. But it is a good sampler of their best songs, and a good introduction to their rough, raw brand of garage punk.

"Your New Favorite Band" takes four tracks from their breakout album, "Veni Vidi Vicious," four from their debut predecessor "Barely Legal," and finally four from their EP work. These songs are almost undeniably the best of the batch, like the roaring "A.K.A I-D-I-O-T," "Mad Man" or "Main Offender."

What these songs all have in common is an adrenaline-powered rawness, and a fast-paced energy that most garage and/or punk bands try to achieve, but few do. Okay, they don't have the most original sound in the world. They have, instead, vibrancy and a lack of musical pretension -- they are influenced by bands like the Stooges, but they don't wear those on their sleeves.

The kinetic riffs give the group half their sound. Each song is a roiling mass of percussion, guitar and bass, endearingly nasty and very entertaining. Howlin' Pelle Almqvist provides the other -- he sounds like he's literally foaming at the mouth when he sings stuff like "Mad Man." He lives up to the "Howlin'" part of his name, definitely.

The DVD that comes with the album is a nice bonus, though hardly necessary. It contains three fairly good music videos for "Hate to Say I Told You So," "Main Offender," and "Die, All Right!", which is a good accompaniment to the hits album but somehow it feels that there could (and should) have been more on the DVD.

"Your New Favorite Band" serves as an effective "best of" album, although the band seemed too young to have enough for such an album. In a nutshell, it's a great way to revisit the best of these energetic Swedish rockers, or to introduce newbies to them.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David M Todd on January 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I know we are all weary after a year of Strokes fueled critical adulation, but I have to say...
These guys Rock.
Their music makes me want to tear up the house,
quit my job and take up professional air guitar.
Turn this record up.
Great slabs of torn speaker muffled dueling guitars and pounding bass. Handsome crooner Howlin Pelle Almqvist is possessed of the finest rock and roll scream since Gerry Roslie of 60's favorite sons the Sonics.
With matching threads, white shoes, ascots, and a moustache sporting young Orson Welles/John Belushi look alike on bass,
What's not to like?
At first glance it would be easy to dismiss these boys as mere sixties revivalists. But they manage to mine the last four decades with equal aplomb, flowing effortlessly from garage to hardcore to new wave. Influences include the entire Pebbles/Nuggets canon, 70's punk like the Dead Boys and a just a touch of Gary Numan.
Pick Hits include:
Main Offender
Hate to say I told you so
Here we go again
Die Alright
Plus this cd comes with 4 cool mpeg videos
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on July 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I just bought this on a trip to Circuit City, and I have to say, it's great. Feet stomping beats and crazy guitar riffs...this will be your new favourite cd. packaged with a 2 hour extra dvd, you cant go qrong with the price!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I got this as a gift, and it is the best disc I've heard in a long time. I was in my teens in the late 1970s and am well familiar with the punk of that time and its influences. If you like 60s garage punk, Raw-Power era Stooges, early Damned, the Dead Boys, and the Saints, you will like this. These guys manage to tie together the best of past punk sounds into one awesome new sound.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2001
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 By Ian Creamer on January 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Like many people my first introduction to The Hives was when they made their t.v. debut in Britain on a late night music show.Just like the audience,the show's presenter I was startled by what I had just witnessed-a lead singer gyrating around like Iggy Pop may have done in his teens,a guitarist who slashed and thrashed at his guitar so hard that his hand pumped blood.When you witness a performance like that you just gotta go out and hear more from this group to yourself.So I was even more excited when I discovered their newest c.d.-"Your New Favourite Band" was on Alan McGee's(founder of Creation Records and sponsor of Primal Scream and Oasis,etc) new label-so I knew we'd have an interesting group!Yes you could describe this c.d. as interesting-at times it's total unmelodic noise and on other occasions it just radiates pure brilliant energy.Musically it's pure punk and not west coast bubble-gum punk at that.Yet strangely there are elements of fifties rock and roll;and even more bizarre then this some sounds have a hint of 60's/70's C/W about it to.The album seems to be a compilation of sorts of the best stuff they did on their previous smaller label.The first 4 tracks are taken from their last album,Veni,Vidi,Vicious.3 tracks are taken from an album in '97 and it sounds more racous then the later stuff.There's also a couple of tracks from e.p.'s also.Some of the tracks are very hard to listen to.But tracks like the first two and the single a.k.a.i-d-i-o-t,make this whole album very memorable.The vocal' are really good,verging from hoarse screams to sounding like Jack White of The White Stripes.It's the sort of album that you won't know quite what to make of it when you first hear it.It's the sort of album that will drive your neighbours crazy and could lead to lots of confrontation.Read more ›
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