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

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  1. JeffB
    Nov 10, 2004
    2
    this is the first album I have truly felt that metacritic totally over-rated. 75 for this? Are you kidding me? Every song sounds the same, a rushed, over-rocked yelling piece of crap.
  2. duderanch
    Jul 26, 2004
    3
    dude, this sucks !
  3. johnnya
    Jul 20, 2004
    1
    Even worse than the sub-par Veni Vidi Vicious; none of the Hives' style is their own, it is all rather contrived from other bands (see also: The Stooges). "Walk Idiot Walk," the lead-off single, is such a soulless song, lumbering through its repetitive, annoying four-chord guitar play. The suits are alright. The drummer is fugly.
  4. 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, practically shouting out their shallow lyrics to the audience.
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. While the energy never fails, the themes and melodies feel commonplace at times. [18 Jul 2004]
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    Thirty minutes of chugging and howling, you go from one killer riff to another with barely a millisecond to recover. [17 Jul 2004, p.46]
  3. Tyrannosaurus Hives lacks its predecessor's cohesive vision, but it finds the band in excellent form, exploring universes beyond their own. One of the year's best.