The Hives ‎– Your New Favourite Band

Burning Heart Records ‎– BHR 157, Burning Heart Records ‎– CMV 5.0157.70.562 (ACY)
CD, Compilation, Enhanced, Digipak

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Housed in 3-Panel Digipak

© & ℗ 2002 Burning Heart Records
Manufactured & distributed by Epitaph Europe

Songs 1 to 4 are taken from Veni Vidi Vicious (BHR 107) 2000, and were recorded in Pelle Gunnerfeldts studio in Gröndal.

Songs 5 to 7 are from the a.k.a I-D-I-O-T (BHR 072) and were recorded in the Hives rehearsal studio in what!!

Songs 8 to 11 are from Barely Legal (BHR 068) 1997 and were recorded in Rub-a-dub Stockholm.

Song 12 is from Hate To Say I Told You So (BHR 122) and was recorded sometime in 2000 in his studio in Gröndal.

The CD contains 4 MPEG video files.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 391946 115723
  • Barcode (Scanned): 7391946115723
  • Label Code: LC 02576
  • Mastering SID Code (All variations): IFPI L554
  • Matrix / Runout (Variations 1 to 4): Sony DADC A0100428264-0101 14
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5): Sony DADC A0100428264-0101 14 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6): Sony DADC A0100428264-0101 14 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): Sony DADC A0100428264-0101 14 A0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): Sony DADC A0100428264-0101 14 A4
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): IFPI 94Z8
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2, 8): IFPI 94V1
  • Mould SID Code (Variations 3, 5, 7): IFPI 94Z1
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 4): IFPI 94W3
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 6): IFPI 94K4
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (Back cover): 380 P

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BHR 157 The Hives Your New Favourite Band(CD, Comp, Enh) Burning Heart Records BHR 157 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
BHR 157, 6 5629161572 2 The Hives Your New Favourite Band(CD, Comp, Enh) Burning Heart Records, DBN BHR 157, 6 5629161572 2 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
CDW 48384, none The Hives Your New Favourite Band(CD, Comp + DVD-V) Warner Bros. Records Inc., Sire, Burning Heart Records, Epitaph CDW 48384, none Canada 2004 Sell This Version
mc5055cdp The Hives Your New Favourite Band(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo, Dig) Poptones mc5055cdp UK 2002 Sell This Version
mc5055lp The Hives Your New Favourite Band(LP, Comp) Poptones mc5055lp UK 2001 Sell This Version



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July 28, 2018

‘Your New Favourite Band’ is a compilation by Swedish rock band The Hives. Having formed in 1993 and released two studio albums, as well as a number of EP’s, they were still relative unknowns outside of their homeland.

Until the garage rock revival happened.

The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes... At the turn of the century, all of these bands blasted onto the scene to mainstream success, ushering in a resurgence of what was known as garage rock. As a result, the timing was right for The Hives to have a proper crack at international exposure, and sure enough, with a compilation album containing tracks from their previous releases, that’s exactly what they got.

I remember around the time of release that these guys were touted as one of the coolest bands on the planet. With gusto, spunk and exuberance, as well as being sharply dressed and brimming with swagger, The Hives were set to follow in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, and there was certainly no reason why they couldn’t. Their music is simple, catchy, chord-driven rock. Nothing fancy, just straight-to-the-point, loud and in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll. With its duration barely making it past 28 minutes, this album is an innocent enough listen, each song unashamedly blasting out of the speakers without a care in the world.

Highlights include ‘Main Offender’, ‘Die, Alright!’, ‘Here We Go Again’, ‘Mad Man’, ‘A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T’, catchy instrumental ‘The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime’ and worldwide smash hit ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’. All of these songs reek of juvenile enthusiasm, but they’re infectious and catchy, and there’s no shame in any of it. And the raw production gives the music the sharp and edgy sound that it needs.

Ultimately, The Hives, like many of their contemporaries, would only be able to cling to the spotlight for a limited time, as they’re now mostly forgotten about. But while ‘Your New Favourite Band’ isn’t likely to be my new favourite album any time soon, if you can switch your brain off for half an hour and not worry about nonsense like technical musical ability or finesse, then you’ll find this a highly enjoyable listen.