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Veni Vidi Vicious [Enhanced]

The Hives Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
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1. The Hives - Declare Guerre Nucleaire
2. Die, All Right!
3. A Get Together to Tear It Apart
4. Main Offender
5. Outsmarted
6. Hate To Say I Told You So
7. The Hives-Introduce the Metric System in Time
8. Find Another Girl
9. Statecontrol
10. Inspection Wise 1999
11. Knock Knock
12. Supply And Demand

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American punk rock seems to get more watered down with each passing year. Leave it to the Swedes to remind the USA that we were once the home of the Stooges and the MC5. The Hives' Veni Vidi Vicious owes its very being to Detroit's punk genesis; they may be decades too late, but the Hives capture the zeal and fury perfectly. "Die, All Right," an angry rant against capitalism, spikes the aural brew with frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's nasty nasal shouts. Just as rocking is "Hate to Say I Told You So," which boasts a clunky punk groove and delightfully dark lyrics such as "Do what I please gonna spread the disease because I wanna / Gonna call all the shots for the no's and the not's." Veni Vidi Vicious clocks in at just under half an hour--a perfectly timed charge of codeine-meets-caffeine and decibels-meets-delicious-rock. --Jason Josephes

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Format:Audio CD
Intense, Loud, In Your Face Music. What More Can I Say About These Guys. The Suits are Cool, The Names of These Guys Are Great. How Can Anyone Even Compare These Guys To The Strokes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hate to say I own this cd July 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
I regret buying the cd. Say what you will about rock revival, the thing is...this band is annoying. Maybe you like annoying? I listened to it a few times than it drifted to the bottom of my CD pile. Stick with the Strokes or Jet if you want a CD of this genre.
Standout songs: Hate to say I told you so, Find another girl
(too bad they are also the only good songs on the CD).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky marketing aside, this is GREAT music! June 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
The suits. A CD called "your new favorite band" and so on... are they for real, or just poking fun at themselves and everyone who takes them too seriously? My vote is the latter. But quirky humor and all, make no mistake these guys positively rock with pure punky aggression! This music goes full tilt without becoming a spit fest. Catchy, fast, powerful stuff!
This CD kicks right in with music to make you move and does not let go until the last track. If you are considering their upcoming release, this may be a good intro to the band... if the new one is even close to as good I am going to be pumped!
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5.0 out of 5 stars NULLAS SALUS SINE THE HIVES June 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
Like the phrase says, there is NO salvation without the hives. They are a brillant fab band. Their music is fun, upbeat, and original. buy the cd. Trust me its that good. I want to pick a favorite song, but i can't. Their new album drops July 20th so be sure to go out and buy it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's Loud. It's Fast. It's Swedish. June 21 2004
By Sam
Format:Audio CD
Don't believe all of the hype surrounding the Hives. They're good, yes, but they're not anything brand new. The Hives merely put out a sound that had not been heard in the mainstream scene, and for this I am thankful. At a mere 28 minutes, Veni Vidi Vicious is extremely refreshing. Loud, if not grating at times, but it's nice to listen to something slightly different. Granted, there are hundreds of bands thrown into the "garage rock" label at this point, but the Hives possess a certain sound that makes them stand out. Perhaps it's Pelle Almqvist's shriek. Or the speed of the songs. The rapidness of each track off of Veni Vidi Vicious makes you wonder what you just listened to. I remember buying this for about 17 dollars when I was 13 and thinking I was completely ripped off when I found out it was under 30 minutes long. I soon realized that 28 minutes or not, it was worth the cash.
It's not worth all of the praise, but it's definitely worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: Contents Are Highly Addictive. April 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Here it is, two years since the American release of this album, and I've just gotten around to listening to it. Why? Because I had a hard time believing that "Veni Vidi Vicious" could justify its hype. Well, this release proved me wrong. At a tight and concise 28 minutes, this fantastic release bursts with playful, brash energy. It's wholly unoriginal, but they make up for that with the skill they use to play these tracks of crisp, amped-up punk. "Outsmarted" and "Hate to Say I told You So" are explosively great and are solid enough to win over just about any cynic, while "Statecontrol" and "Die All Right!" rock with fury. Sure, I'm two years behind in discovering this CD, but it's never too late to experience a record as fine as this. The grooves on "Veni Vidi Vicious" are as catchy and as infectious as a case of, well, the hives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They came, they saw, the conquered April 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
First of all, pay no attention to some dumby named Steve from Los Gatos, CA who gave this review one star. He proceeds to give Oysterhead's Grand Pecking order 5 stars and that should tell you all you need to know about Mr. Poopy Pants.
Now onto far more important matters - The Hives' Veni, Vidi Vicious. Ignore this CD at your own peril because this is what Rock'n roll in the post punk, world without Clash and Ramones, sounds like. Is it as important a release at the first Clash or the first Ramones? The truth is I don't know. What I do know is that these guys are picking up the torch on this 12 song, 30 minute ejaculata. It's spastic, agnostic, steamy, creamy and dreamy - and it rocks like nobody's business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They came, they saw, the conquered April 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
First of all, pay no attention to some dumby named Steve from Los Gatos, CA who gave this review one star. He proceeds to give Oysterhead's Grand Pecking order 5 stars and that should tell you all you need to know about Mr. Poopy Pants.
Now onto far more important matters - The Hives' Veni, Vidi Vicious. Ignore this CD at your own peril because this is what Rock'n roll in the post punk, world without Clash and Ramones sounds like. Is it as important a release at the first Clash or the first Ramones? The truth is I don't know. What I do know is that these guys are picking up the torch on this 12 song, 30 minute ejaculata. It's spastic, agnostic, steamy, creamy and dreamy - and it rocks like nobody's business.
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