Barely Legal review by The Hives

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1998
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.8 (8 votes)
The Hives: Barely Legal

Sound — 10
This is the early sound of the Hives. Filled with so many fast paced guitar riffs. It is amazing. I bought Tyrannosaurus Hives and thought that was pretty cool. But I didn't know that they had this kind of sound. I it is kind of scratchy, but it is their first record. So you can't blame them for bad recording conditions.

Lyrics — 8
Howlin Pelle voice is amazing. He is always screaming into the mike. It's amazing. It is hard to hear to hear what howlin pelle is singing most of the time. I had to look in the cd case to find the lyrics. But they are good lyrics if you can hear them.

Overall Impression — 10
If you want fast pased punk rock music, then this is the cd for you. The longest song is 2:49, so it is all fast. It is a short 27 minute album, but it's all good. The best songs are a.k.a. I-D-I-O-T, Automatic Schmuck, and The King Of Asskicking. Though, I've only had the album for one night. There are probably a lot of other songs I will like. If this album was stolen I would buy it again, and I suggest you all buy yourself a copy.

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