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Thursday, December 4 2008

Life After ABBA: Post-Ironic Swedish Rock

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.


Sunday, July 22 2012

The Hives: 22 June 2012 - New York

The batshit garage rockers played NYC’s Terminal 5 on the summer solstice and it was a midsummer night’s dream.

Tuesday, June 5 2012

The Hives: Lex Hives

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.

Monday, March 31 2008

The Hives

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

The Hives: The Black and White Album

Sassy Swedes return with a slick new album with enough pep for three rallies. Scandinavian rock isn't dead yet.

Sunday, January 2 2005

The Hives: Barely Legal / A.K.A. I.D.I.O.T. EP

The closest thing the Hives approach is -- to nick a phrase from Grant Morrison -- a kind of Zen Fascism.


Wednesday, April 11 2012

The Hives know better than to call it quits

LOS ANGELES — When the Hives last played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the appearance could have been considered a victory lap for the

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