Picks and Pans Review: The Hives

updated 11/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Despite working with Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams, best known for supplying hip-hop beats to artists like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, the Hives haven't turned into B-boys. Thank God. Instead, on their colorful fourth album, these quirky Swedes continue to make punk-spiked garage rock that is highly contagious.

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