Album of the Day
Veni Vidi Vicious
They came, they saw, they conquered – Swedish quintet The Hives were the talk of the alternative rock world at the turn of the millennium - and with good reason, judging from VENI VIDI VICIOUS. Powered by such singles as “Main Offender,” “Die, All Right!,” “Supply and Demand” and signature song “Hate to Say I Told You So,” the band's second studio album was, in the group's words, “a velvet glove with brass knuckles, both brutal and sophisticated at the same time.” Frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist and company bring the live energy of their concerts to bear on these dozen tracks (all original bar an Impressions cover) to create a highly combustible blend of garage rock and punk. If you're searching for a new favorite band and don't know The Hives yet, give VENI VIDI VICIOUS a listen right away!