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The Black and White Album

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The Hives
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The Black and White Album

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

As the cheeky title hints, the Swedish quintet are sticking to their sartorial code. Yet sonically they’ve tweaked their punk-pop vibe, even employing the hip-hop-flavored Pharrell Williams for one cut. Happily, that gambit — the danceable ”T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.” — pays off. For devotees of neo-Nuggets psychedelia, meanwhile, the stomp remains the same on the snap-happy ”You Dress Up for Armageddon” — and the explosive ”Tick Tick Boom” shows there’s ample vroom left on this garage-rock bus. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: ”T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.”

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