Veni Vidi Vicious

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Veni Vidi Vicious
Veni Vidi Vicious.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 April 2000
RecordedLate 1999[1]
  • Pelles Studio (Sweden)
  • Studio Kuling (Örebro, Sweden)
ProducerPelle Gunderfelt
The Hives chronology
A Killer Among Us
Veni Vidi Vicious
Your New Favourite Band
Singles from Veni Vidi Vicious
  1. "Hate to Say I Told You So"
    Released: 4 December 2000
  2. "Main Offender"
    Released: 3 September 2001
  3. "Supply and Demand"
    Released: 24 September 2001
  4. "Die, All Right!"
    Released: 2001

Veni Vidi Vicious is the second studio album by Swedish rock band the Hives. The album was released on 10 April 2000 through Burning Heart and Epitaph. It was later re-released on 30 April 2002 through Sire and Gearhead. The Japanese release included several extra tracks and other bonus features. The album's title is a play on words which refers to the sentence 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 universal acclaim from music critics, earning an average critic score of 84/100 on Metacritic.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press8/10[6]
Blender4/5 stars[7]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB[9]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[11]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[12]
Stylus MagazineA[13]
The Village VoiceA−[14]

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.[15] 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.

As of 2006 the album has sold 416,000 copies in United States. [16] In Europe it has sold over 100,000+ copies. [17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Fitzsimmons, except "Find Another Girl", written by Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield.

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
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"3:12
10."Inspection Wise 1999"1:37
11."Knock Knock"2:10
12."Supply and Demand"2:26



  1. ^ Veni Vidi Vicious (album liner notes). The Hives. Burning Heart Records; Epitaph Records. 2000.
  2. ^ Jackson, Josh; et al. (28 January 2018). "The 50 Best Garage Rock Albums of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 17 February 2018.CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link)
  3. ^ a b Daniels, Craig (1 October 2000). "The Hives | Veni Vidi Vicious". Exclaim!. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Reviews for Veni Vidi Vicious by The Hives". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. "Veni Vidi Vicious – The Hives". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  6. ^ "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Alternative Press (168): 82. July 2002.
  7. ^ Doyle, Tom (August 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Blender (8): 117. Archived from the original on April 5, 2004. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  9. ^ Raftery, Brian M. (10 May 2002). "Veni Vidi Vicious". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  10. ^ Dahlen, Chris (24 April 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  11. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (20 June 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 7 June 2002. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  12. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha (2004). "The Hives". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 381. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  13. ^ Martin, Tyler (1 September 2003). "The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  14. ^ Christgau, Robert (16 July 2002). "Consumer Guide: Spreading the Net". The Village Voice. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  15. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel Verlag [de]. p. 50. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
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