Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Even more so than the White Stripes, the Hives have an aesthetic so rigidly codified that it becomes a straitjacket.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    An intermittently potent album that feels unlikely to etch itself too deeply onto the world. [Aug 2004, p.104]
  3. In the end, we can’t ignore that The Hives’ best moments are those borrowed (or just plain pilfered) from punk acts that preceded them.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 58
  2. Negative: 6 out of 58
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    1
    What a bunch of whiney brats. This is one of those bands of today who offer nothing but complaining and typical cliches, practicallyWhat a bunch of whiney brats. This is one of those bands of today who offer nothing but complaining and typical cliches, practically shouting out their shallow lyrics to the audience. Full Review »
  2. AlexisR
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    The Hives are one of the very very few true rock bands that are around. If you listen to Linkin Park , SOAD and that kind of stuff don't The Hives are one of the very very few true rock bands that are around. If you listen to Linkin Park , SOAD and that kind of stuff don't even bother. This is rock at the very core. Full Review »
  3. scott
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Amazing. Probably would've been huge if the record company hadn't given up on it.