I'm sorta iffy on this one. I'm a huge fan of The Hives, but this album just... Doesn't have enough energy, you know? It has some great songs (such as You Dress Up For Armageddon and Tick Tick Boom, which is some of their best work), but I just don't get that same "perfectly hyperactive" feel that I got from their previous albums.
Supposedly, the main reasons for this is due to how The Hives wanted to divert a little off of their garage punk sound ("Three albums is enough"), and because this was the first time they were working with a high-end studio.
In short: Great album! But BL, VVV, and TH all definitely exceed it.
I don't like T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S. and Giddy up! either, but there are some other songs on this album that really kick ass!! The sad thing about this is that I can't really listen to this record without skipping.
Easily the best album. cant find a bad track here
What are you talking about?!?! T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S and Giddy Up! are both awesome songs.
Giddy Up! with influenses of funk and T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S are just great like all the other tracks.
Its fun to hear something different somtimes. My opinion of this Album