12 Songs, 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their natty suits and stage names like "Howlin'" Pelle Almqvist, The Hives are a reminder that rock is supposed to be fun. Their brash and boisterous sophomore album takes its cues from classic garage bands, like The Animals and The Troggs. And it brims with meaty power chords—songs like "Hate to Say I Told You So" are bursts of pure energy. Thankfully, the woozy surf vibes of "Find Another Girl" offer a breather, because the rest of Veni Vidi is a blast of unhinged rawk.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their natty suits and stage names like "Howlin'" Pelle Almqvist, The Hives are a reminder that rock is supposed to be fun. Their brash and boisterous sophomore album takes its cues from classic garage bands, like The Animals and The Troggs. And it brims with meaty power chords—songs like "Hate to Say I Told You So" are bursts of pure energy. Thankfully, the woozy surf vibes of "Find Another Girl" offer a breather, because the rest of Veni Vidi is a blast of unhinged rawk.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

kebnabi ,

The Hives' breakthough album: Buy it. Hear it. Love it. Repeat.

This is the Hives album that first put the guys from Fagersta on the map, and if you love garage rock, it's an album that absolutely needs to be in your collection. The first song, Declare Guerre Nucleare, is 90 seconds of kick-a*s bliss, and every song that follows it backs it right up. Main Offender and Hate To Say I Told You So (which inspired a Richard Cheese cover -- clear evidence of its greatness) make you want to start smashing stuff. In a good way. See these guys in concert if you ever get a chance.

DZ NUTZ ,

Seriously Kicks A**

This Album rocks. Every song on here, including the slow one, find another girl, are great. Can't believe no one else has reviewed this.

thetunafish ,

The Hives= greatest band of last decade

The second i listened to the hives they became one of my new favorite bands of the last decade. Hate to say i told you so is easily one of their best songs. Other greats are main offender and die all right but entire album is flawless. ROCK ON HIVES

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