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Soundtrack of Our Lives, ‘Behind The Music’ (Universal)

Jon Dolan // July 21, 2003

The great left-field discovery of the Hives boomlet, Swedish hippie revivalists the Soundtrack of Our Lives spin post-millennial apprehension into AM-sing-along gold. “Everyone’s been cheated for the 21st century,” shaggy shaman Ebbot Lundberg contends on the band’s third album, Behind the Music. So they dive intoTommy and the White Album and surface bearing a brand-new version of ’60s sweetness and ’70s swagger–from epic folk rock (“Nevermore”) to titanic garage (“Sister Surround”). A near-perfect vision of futures past.

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