Veni Vidi Vicious

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Veni Vidi Vicious
Studio album by The Hives
Released 10 April 2000
30 April 2002 (re-release)
Recorded 1999
Genre Garage rock, garage punk
Length 27:55
Label Burning Heart/Sire/Reprise
Producer Pelle Gunderfelt
The Hives chronology
A Killer Among Us
(1998)
Veni Vidi Vicious
(2000)
Your New Favourite Band
(2001)
Singles from Veni Vidi Vicious
  1. "Hate to Say I Told You So"
    Released: December 2000
  2. "Main Offender"
    Released: September 2001
  3. "Supply and Demand"
    Released: September 2001
  4. "Die, All Right!"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau A−[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
Pitchfork 7.4/10[7]
PopMatters (mixed) (2000),[8] (favorable) (2002)[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Stylus Magazine A[11]

Veni Vidi Vicious is the second album by Swedish garage punk band The Hives, released in April 2000. It was released through Burning Heart Records and distributed through Warner Music Group. The Japanese release included several extra tracks and other bonus features.

The album's title is a play on words uttered by Julius Caesar after conquering Asia Minor in 47 B.C.: "Veni, vidi, vici." (In English: "I came, I saw, I conquered.")

The album received particularly high reviews, earning a score of 84 on Metacritic.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Veni Vidi Vicious was ranked number 399 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Fitzsimmons, except as noted.

  1. "The Hives Declare Guerre Nucleaire" – 1:35
  2. "Die, All Right!" – 2:46
  3. "A Get Together to Tear it Apart" – 1:52
  4. "Main Offender" – 2:33
  5. "Outsmarted" – 2:22
  6. "Hate to Say I Told You So" – 3:22
  7. "The Hives Introduce the Metric System in Time" – 2:06
  8. "Find Another Girl" (Butler, Mayfield) – 3:12
  9. "Statecontrol" – 1:54
  10. "Inspection Wise 1999" – 1:37
  11. "Knock Knock" – 2:10
  12. "Supply and Demand" – 2:26
  13. "Untutored Youth" (Japanese bonus track) - 1:31
  14. "Fever" (Japanese bonus track) - 2:14
  15. "Mad Man" (Japanese bonus track) - 2:30

Personnel[edit]

Legacy[edit]

Veni Vidi Vicious was ranked #91 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 albums of the decade. Subsequently, "Hate to Say I Told You So" was ranked #244 on Pitchfork's list of the top 500 songs of 2000-2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Salmon. "Veni Vidi Vicious". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Alternative Press: 82. July 2002. 
  3. ^ Noel Murray (10 April 2000). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Blender (8): 117. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau. "The Hives". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Brian M. Raftery (10 May 2002). "Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)". EW.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Chris Dahlen (24 April 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Devon Powers (11 September 2000). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". PopMatters. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Ryan Tranquilla (3 April 2002). "The Hives: Veni, Vidi, Vicious". PopMatters. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Veni Vidi Vicious - The Hives". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Tyler Martin (1 September 2003). "The Hives". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  12. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 50. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 

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