Friday, March 07, 2008

The Black and White Album













The Black and White Album
The Hives

It's a black-and-white attack, courtesy of The Hives. No, not the disease. The band. You know, those guys from Sweden who deliver that obnoxious garage rock? I mean that as a compliment when I say they're obnoxiously good. Garage rock seems to be a fading genre. But alas, The Hives refuse to go quietly with their latest album The Black and White Album. Take a peek at the cover. The photo is black and white, as well as their outfits. The sound though, is much more colorful. This is one of those albums you can tell the band had fun making. The sounds are simple, yet never dull, with their brash singer leading the way. The first track "Tick Tick Boom" sets the stage for what turns into a wonderfully chaotic album, done by a band who refuses to fade away. Nice job boys.

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