The Hives - Lex Hives

The Hives - Lex Hives
CRITIC SCORE
66
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Rank: #491 / 673
USER SCORE
59
Based on
8 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Where Black And White sagged in spots, Lex is a snug, stimulating fit.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

With Lex Hives they not only add further credence to their reputation, they also spit in the respective faces of their many lesser contemporaries.

80
NME
NME

If you’re a stickler for this review business, let it be said that ‘Lex Hives’ is amazing

80
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

As a whole, Lex Hives serves the same purpose as just about every Hives album thus far: dance, let yourself go, and have a good time

69
Paste
Paste

Much like the band’s catalog, this record apes everyone from AC/DC to The Stooges with exuberant aplomb.

60
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

.. a pretty fun romp of all the things that make The Hives so loveable.

60
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Lex Hives sadly conforms to the patchy-at-best trajectory of the band's major label releases

50
PopMatters
PopMatters

As much as they’ve tried to sound like their dragging their sound back to basics, it sounds like they’ve lost something along the way.

48
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

The bigger issue than the directionless nature of the album is the way-too-clean production.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: June 5, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Disques Hives
GENRE: Garage Rock
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Track List
  1. Come On! 
  2. Go Right Ahead 
  3. 1000 Answers 
  4. I Want More 
  5. Wait A Minute 
  6. Patrolling Days 
  7. Take Back The Toys 
  8. Without Money 
  9. These Spectacles Reveal The Nostalgics 
  10. My Time Is Coming 
  11. If I Had A Cent 
  12. Midnight Shifter
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Added on: March 12, 2012