The Hives

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The Hives are a Swedish rock band from Fagersta that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring their most well-known anthem "Hate to Say I Told You So".

The Hives are known for performing in ever-changing, matching black-and-white suits. The band puts emphasis on their energetic live shows, notably with lead vocalist Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's engaging onstage banter and his guitarist brother Nicholaus Arson's crazy stage antics. They have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in current music.

The Hives have released five studio albums: Barely Legal (1997), Veni Vidi Vicious (2000), Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004), The Black and White Album (2007) and Lex Hives (2012). They have one compilation album, Your New Favourite Band (2001) and they have issued a live DVD, Tussles in Brussels (2005).

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Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Barely Legal 4.35 3
2000 Veni Vidi Vicious 5 7
2004 Tyrannosaurus Hives 5 6
2007 The Black and White Album 5 6
2012 Lex Hives 5 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Your New Favourite Band 5 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Live Sweden 2001 (Howlin' to the World) 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Hate to Say I Told You So 4
2001 Main Offender 4
2001 Die, All Right! 1
2004 Walk Idiot Walk 1
2004 Genepool Convulsions 1
2004 Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones 2
2007 Tick Tick Boom 3
2012 Go Right Ahead 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Oh Lord! When? How? 1
1998 a.k.a. I‐D‐I‐O‐T 4 2
2007 Primer 1
2010 Tarred and Feathered 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Black, White, and Run: Nike+ Original Run 1

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