Tyrannosaurus Hives

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Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives.jpg
Studio album by The Hives
Released 19 July 2004
Recorded Varispeed
Studio Gröndahl
2003–2004
Genre Garage rock
Length 29:58
Label No Fun, Interscope, Polydor
Producer The Hives, Pelle Gunnerfeldt
The Hives chronology
Your New Favourite Band
(2001)Your New Favourite Band2001
Tyrannosaurus Hives
(2004)
The Black and White Album
(2007)The Black and White Album2007
Singles from Tyrannosaurus Hives
  1. "Walk Idiot Walk"
    Released: June 2004
  2. "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones"
    Released: October 2004
  3. "Abra Cadaver"
    Released: December 2004
  4. "A Little More for Little You"
    Released: October 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
NME (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[5]
Punknews.org 3/5 stars[8]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Scene Point Blank (8.0/10)[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5[9]

Tyrannosaurus Hives is the third full-length album by The Hives, released on 20 July 2004. It is their first album since Veni Vidi Vicious from 2000, and also their first original release on a major label.

If the front cover of the album is removed from the case and lined up with the back, one can see that there is an extra pair of legs, hinting at Randy Fitzsimmons' existence. "Diabolic Scheme" was featured in the Swedish vampire movie Frostbiten, whereas "B is for Brutus" and "Uptight" were both featured in the racing video game Gran Turismo 4.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Randy Fitzsimmons

No. Title Length
1. "Abra Cadaver" 1:33
2. "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones" 2:00
3. "Walk Idiot Walk" 3:31
4. "No Pun Intended" 2:20
5. "A Little More for Little You" 2:58
6. "B is for Brutus" 2:36
7. "See Through Head" 2:21
8. "Diabolic Scheme" 3:00
9. "Missing Link" 1:56
10. "Love in Plaster" 3:11
11. "Dead Quote Olympics" 1:59
12. "Antidote" 2:30

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrannosaurus Hives by The Hives". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-08-02. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather (2004-07-20). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "CG: The Hives". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ "IPC Media - the UK's leading consumer magazine and digital publisher". Web.nme.com. 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  7. ^ "The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives | Review | Scene Point Blank | Hardcore, Punk, Indie & Alternative Album Reviews | Interviews | News". Scene Point Blank. 2004-12-13. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  8. ^ Cos (2004-07-27). "The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  9. ^ Writer, Guest. "Music Review: The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2017-09-18.