15 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As expected, the fourth album from Swedish garage revellers The Hives comes stocked with sawing, clawing rave-ups: Opener “Tick Tick Boom” is appropriately incendiary, while actual cheer-squad harmonies underscore “Try It Again.” That said, frontman Pelle Almqvist actively widens the range of his trademark mouthiness, embracing falsetto for the funk-stabbed mission statement “T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.” and evangelizing like a raw-throated throwback on the early rock ‘n’ roll valentine “Well All Right!”—both produced by The Neptunes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As expected, the fourth album from Swedish garage revellers The Hives comes stocked with sawing, clawing rave-ups: Opener “Tick Tick Boom” is appropriately incendiary, while actual cheer-squad harmonies underscore “Try It Again.” That said, frontman Pelle Almqvist actively widens the range of his trademark mouthiness, embracing falsetto for the funk-stabbed mission statement “T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.” and evangelizing like a raw-throated throwback on the early rock ‘n’ roll valentine “Well All Right!”—both produced by The Neptunes.

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