Veni Vidi Vicious

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Veni Vidi Vicious
Veni Vidi Vicious.jpg
Studio album by The Hives
Released 10 April 2000
30 April 2002 (re-release)
Recorded 1999 [1]
Genre Garage punk, garage rock
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: 4 December 2000
  2. "Main Offender"
    Released: 3 September 2001
  3. "Supply and Demand"
    Released: 24 September 2001
  4. "Die, All Right!"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 8/10[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine A[10]
The Village Voice 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 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.

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. "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. "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 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 #244 on Pitchfork's list of the top 500 songs of 2000-2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salmon, Jeremy. "Veni Vidi Vicious – The Hives". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Veni Vidi Vicious by The Hives". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Alternative Press (168): 82. July 2002. 
  4. ^ Doyle, Tom (August 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Blender (8): 117. Archived from the original on April 5, 2004. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  6. ^ Raftery, Brian M. (10 May 2002). "Veni Vidi Vicious". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Dahlen, Chris (24 April 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (20 June 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 7 June 2002. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 381. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  10. ^ Martin, Tyler (1 September 2003). "The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (16 July 2002). "Consumer Guide: Spreading the Net". The Village Voice. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  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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