Your New Favourite Band

March 17, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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3:19
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2:33
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2:26
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2:46
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1:34
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2:20
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2:30
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2:12
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2:12
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2:17
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1:27
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2:29

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  • Original Release Date: March 17, 2009
  • Release Date: March 17, 2009
  • Label: Burning Heart Records/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2002 Burning Heart Records
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  • Total Length: 28:05
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  • ASIN: B001VF459U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,537 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I just bought this on a trip to Circuit City, and I have to say, it's great.
Andrew
If you like 60s garage punk, Raw-Power era Stooges, early Damned, the Dead Boys, and the Saints, you will like this.
R. Fahey
Sure the tracks may be a little unoriginal with structure and not all the songs are great but who cares.
Kj Ream

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 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 R. Fahey 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fetish_2000 on October 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Anyone expecting `The Hives', to play songs of slow poignant melancholy, will be sorely disappointed and well advised to look elsewhere, as this is about as Fast & Furious as it gets...and perfected magnificently by the rousing, passionate hollering's of singer/frontman "Howlin' Pelle Almqvist", whom screams and howls his way through every song, with the subtlety of a cricket ball smashing through a glass conservatory....and guitars rocking & Drums thumping with volume set to `Max'. And its surprisingly its actually very uplifting, with track 3 "Supply & Demand", clocking in at just under 2:27, and is as bone fide an anthem as Blur's "Song 2" is considered...and its not a one trick pony either, as "Hate to Say I Told You So", "Die, All Right!" & "Main Offender" are particularly well crafted Rock Songs that do a tremendous job of holding your attention completely. Obliviously this is not an album for when quieter music is needed....but Who Cares!??, this isn't what the band are trying to achieve, its all about foot to the floor furious Jams...and urging their listeners to `Nod their heads aggressively' (and maybe punch their hands into the air), and very few people can match (let alone surpass) these guys when it comes to that.....essential.
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