Veni Vidi Vicious
With their natty suits and stage names like "Howlin'" Pelle Almqvist, The Hives are a reminder that rock is supposed to be fun. Their brash and boisterous sophomore album takes its cues from classic garage bands, like The Animals and The Troggs. And it brims with meaty power chords—songs like "Hate to Say I Told You So" are bursts of pure energy. Thankfully, the woozy surf vibes of "Find Another Girl" offer a breather, because the rest of Veni Vidi is a blast of unhinged rawk.