The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the Garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, containing the single "Hate to Say I Told You So". The band has been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands.The Hives have released five studio albums: Barely Legal (1997), Veni Vidi Viciou
John shares his opinion on Tyrannosaurus Hives by The Hives on metacritic.com, "Even worse than the sub-par Veni Vidi Vicious; none of The Hives' style is their own, it is all rather contrived from other bands (see also: The Stooges). "Walk Idiot Walk," the lead-off single, is such a soulless song, lumbering through its repetitive, annoying four-chord guitar play. The suits are alright. The drummer is fugly."