Tuesday, June 5 2012
Lex Hives is a real disappointment, as if they’ve forked out a fortune fitting electric doors to their tiny, untidy garage and then thrown out all the amps in favour of a mid-life-crisis-mobile.
Thursday, December 4 2008
Welcome to the age of post-irony, where guilty pains and pleasures are played out as collective nostalgia through the warped blur of rose-tinted glasses.
Tuesday, April 1 2008
A populist tyrant of the stage, Almqvist gratified himself while fulfilling the whims of the masses at the same time. When he screamed, so did everyone else. When he demanded clapping, the crowd enthusiastically obliged. When he broached the sacrosanct and requested cheers befitting of the hallowed Prince, no one cried foul.
Sunday, November 11 2007
Sassy Swedes return with a slick new album with enough pep for three rallies. Scandinavian rock isn't dead yet.
Wednesday, April 11 2007
The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.
Sunday, January 2 2005
The closest thing the Hives approach is -- to nick a phrase from Grant Morrison -- a kind of Zen Fascism.