The Hives Songs Ranked

The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the Garage Rock Revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, containing the singles “Hate to Say I Told You So”. The band has been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands. 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). Here are all of The Hives songs ranked.

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10. No Pun Intended (Tyrannosaurus Hives, 2004)

“‘No Pun Intended’ was the first song I heard from ‘Tyrannosaurus Hives. It totally caught me off my guard. I recognized it was the Hives then and there but it was a hell of a sight more penetrating than anything they had released previously.”

9. Abra Cadaver (Tyrannosaurus Hives, 2004)

“Abra Cadaver enters the album with fast, high adrenaline riffs, and it shows you what kind of ride this is going to be. Howlin` Pelle`s vocals never sounded better, and his lyrics are more mature than before.”

8. Try It Again (The Black and White Album, 2007)

“The Hives have raised my expectations for them on every single album they’ve released, each one topping the last. The Black and White Album is certainly no exception with The Hives delving into the use of electronic sounds and adding some unique instrumentation to their otherwise typical garage band sound. “

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7. Won’t Be Long (The Black and White Album, 2007)

“Haven’t heard all of their songs yet, but out of the ones that I have heard, this has to be my favorite. It’s so damn catchy, it’ll probably be stuck in my head for like the next week. Great song.”

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6. Die, All Right! (Veni Vidi Vicious, 2000)

“Unrelenting uber-fast 60’s garage rock with frontman Howlin’ Pele yowling the timeless theme about selling his body to science and blowing the money on a good night out. Chris Dangerous’s drum work is starchy and crisp and the rhythm section moves like a well-oiled machine. Another great track”

5. Two Timing Touch and Broken Bones (Tyrannosaurus Hives, 2004)

“That is the tightest rhythm I have EVER heard in a rock song and the best of any rock song from the 2000s. I hate to sound like an old man here, but I can’t imagine musicians co-operating this well these days.”

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4. Walk Idiot Walk (Tyrannosaurus Hives, 2004)

“Not their best song, but probably their most well known. This was the song that got me into The Hives though, along with Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones. It’s a good listen, but go beyond this hit single to hear some better songs by them. Still, it’s The Hives… and the music video is kinda neat too”

3. Main Offender (Veni Vidi Vicious, 2000)

“As raucous and brassy as a bottle blonde hooker, strutting down a crowded sidewalk daring someone to comment. It is all about attitude, baby…”

2. Tick Tick Boom (The Black and White Album, 2007)

“Their most addictive song in my opinion. The singing is catchy and the guitars have a really neat riff. The hook is great, particularly the part where the music stops for one second or two and then restarts as loudly as before. Makes for a really good garage rock single.”

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1. Hate to Say I Told You So (Veni Vidi Vicious, 2000)

“his is a song about not giving a damn about the garbage we’re told is “good for us”, and thinking for one’s self. This is a good song to divorce your wife to. Maybe Kanye will buy it someday, because he wanna…There is no soundboard noodling on this song… it’s straight and raw. Garage band at it’s finest. Hate to say I told you so, will weather the test of time long after people realize that social/culture importance cannot be created by plastic surgeons specializing in buttock enhancement. “