HIVES, THE: A.k.a. I-D-I-O-T: CDEP

Straight-up, tits-first, no-brakes, all cash, no flash Swedish garage rock that ranks right with the highest of the lowest and dragstrips right through all six songs without hesitation. Fantastic. Frenetic. Wonderfucked. Goes right into the collection next to the New Bomb Turks, Scared of Chaka, Motards, Teengenerate, and Loudmouths. (If you’re strapped for cash, go for the “Barely Legal” CD. All these songs are on there, too.)

 –todd (Gearhead, PO Box 421219, SF, CA 94124; www.gearheadmagazine.com)