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Veni Vidi Vicious
Veni Vidi Vicious
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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.


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 Stones list of the top 100 albums of the decade. Subsequently, "Hate to Say I Told You So" was ranked number 244 on Pitchforks list of the top 500 songs of 2000-2009.

Commercial performance

As of 2006 the album has sold 416,000 copies in United States.[16] In Europe it has sold over 250,000 copies.[17]

Track listing

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


Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF)[18] Gold 40,000^
United States -- 416,000[16]
Europe -- 250,000[17]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ Jackson, Josh; et al. (28 January 2018). "The 50 Best Garage Rock Albums of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 2018.
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  4. ^ "Reviews for Veni Vidi Vicious by The Hives". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. "Veni Vidi Vicious - The Hives". AllMusic. Retrieved 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 2016.
  8. ^ Raftery, Brian M. (10 May 2002). "Veni Vidi Vicious". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Blevins, Tal (17 October 2002). "The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious (Enhanced) Review". IGN. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Dahlen, Chris (24 April 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (20 June 2002). "The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 7 June 2002. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha (2004). "The Hives". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). 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 2012.
  14. ^ Christgau, Robert (16 July 2002). "Consumer Guide: Spreading the Net". The Village Voice. Retrieved 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.
  16. ^ a b "Ask Billboard". Billboard. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Impala Sales Award Winner June 2005 - January 2008" (PDF). Impala. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat - År 2002" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2019.

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