Rolling Stone (p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The peaks on their first LP in five years are all goofy id -- like 'Go Right Ahead,' where they cross the Ramones with ELO, then add sax."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "The Hives' long-standing formula is enhanced rather than altered -- sounding bigger but without compromising the opiate addictiveness of their tunes."
Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "LEX HIVES fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to doing what they do best."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sweltering, organ-driven gospel of 'Without The Money' is a winning change of tempo....Dynamic..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.73) - "[T]hey've worked their high-energy, punched-up hybrid of Iggy Pop, Chuck Berry, Joan Jett and The Glitter Band mercilessly."
Personnel: The Hives (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Jonas Kullhammar, Per "Rusktrask" Johansson, Gustav Bendt (saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Andrew Scheps.
Liner Note Author: The Hives.
Recording information: Atlantis, Stockholm, Sweden; Decibel, Stockholm, Sweden; Hansa Tonstudios, Berlin, Germany; Hive Manor, Fagersta, Sweden; Megaton, Stockholm, Sweden; Pink Duck Studios, Burbank, CA; Rixmixningsverket, Stockholm, Sweden; Svenska Grammofon Studion, Göteborg, Sweden.
Arranger: The Hives.
Sweden's monochromatically clad garage punk heroes the Hives make their driving return with their fifth album, Lex Hives. Released through the band's own Disque Hives label, the album promises to bring a mix of new and familiar sounds, with the bandmembers themselves hinting that a few songs from the album will be a departure from the group's normally driving sound. Lex Hives is expected to appear in the summer, but until it hits the shelves fans can check out the album's first single, "Go Right Ahead."