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JAN:0602517508071 売上ランキング:音楽で358722位

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  1. Tick Tick Boom
  2. Try It Again
  3. You Got It All... Wrong
  4. Well All Right!
  5. Hey Little World
  6. A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors
  7. Won't Be Long
  8. T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.
  9. Return The Favour
  10. Giddy Up!
  11. Square One Here I Come
  12. You Dress Up For Armageddon
  13. Puppet On A String
  14. Bigger Hole To Fill
It's about time some authority finally declared the Hives the greatest live band in the world. And The Black and White Album, their third U.S. full-length, as a jaw-dropping facsimile of a band leaping and lurching live, three feet from your face. Big backing vocals, propulsive rhythms, and twin-guitar thickness, will have you convinced the Swedish quintet is playing live inside your head. Yes, the trope of "Tick Tick Boom"--Black and White's first single--has come up in rock before (P.O.D., Saliva). But the Hives do the exploding "Boom" thing leaner, Pelle Almquist leading massed-vocal choruses and bright, fist-raised guitars--meshing upstart garage punk and sheer pop style. Black and White spills infectiously catchy singles, with the sing-song, stomping chorus of "Try it Again" ("up and down and round again/You get up, you get down, and you try it again") and maracas, and counter-riffing guitars creating a fab dance-floor vibe with the boom-boom-slap of the drums a perfect backdrop. Then there are the other 12 tunes here, a couple electro-tinged and the rest making a persistent case for these Swedes to be burned on your brain. --Andrew Bartlett