Veni Vidi Vicious is the second album by Swedish garage punk band The Hives. The album was released on 10 April 2000 through Burning Heart Records and distributed through Warner Music Group. It was later re-released on 30 April 2002. The Japanese release included several extra tracks and other bonus features.
The album's title is a play on words written 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.
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. The album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 albums of the decade. Subsequently, "Hate to Say I Told You So" was ranked number 244 on Pitchfork's list of the top 500 songs of 2000–2009.
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