The Black and White album
Label: Polydor Records
If the Hives' 2007 Timbaland collaboration "Throw It on Me" gave the purist in you a start, this full-length probably won't calm your nerves. "T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S" is a Pharrell Williams-produced spell-a-thon set to a Hot Chip-ish groove, "Giddy Up!" resurrects Devo robotics, and "A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors" sounds like an organ instrumental for a fun house. Howlin' Pelle's Jagger swagger exudes more sass than ever, though, alongside more explosions, squeals, hand-claps and woo-hoos.