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The Velvet Underground And Nico (album) by The Velvet Underground 

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The Velvet Underground And Nico
The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground (1967)
Overall rank: 10th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 1,636 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1967 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (4th)
Top 10 albums of all time (10th)

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The Velvet Underground And Nico is ranked as the best album by The Velvet Underground.

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Members who like this album also like: Revolver by The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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From gon2bed 05/21/2015 15:17
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From colonelchibbers 05/20/2015 04:47
Pretty much invented the entire concept of alternative, underground, independent, punk.....whatever you want to call it, it started here. Some will argue that people only like this for its level of influence, but we know better than that, don't we?
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From ButterThumbz 05/18/2015 10:36
So cutting-edge, it took ten years for people to figure out it was actually good.
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From RobertChristgau 05/09/2015 18:25
This was hard to suss out at the time, which is probably why people are still learning from it. It sounds intermittently crude, thin, and pretentious at first, but it never stops getting better; even "Venus in Furs," Lou Reed's first recorded sadie-maisie exploitation, is held in place by the narcotic drone that identifies and unifies the LP musically. Nico's contained chantoozy sexuality works against the dispassionate abandon of Reed's chant singing for a vocal variety the band will never duplicate, although their ever-increasing mastery of electric noise and throwaway wordplay will more than make up for it. How about that--they're gonna be famous more than 15 minutes.

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From Winklehurt 04/29/2015 17:27
This album is rock and roll, it's fucking rock and roll, and it is better than every other album in the genre (eat your heart out Beatles) if you don't listen to this album at least 268 times there is something wrong with you, oh and by the way, it's the only album you need if you're wanting rock and roll my brother.
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From SuedeSwede 04/24/2015 17:40
The new brothel lead to a new girlfriend, and the new girlfriend lead to a new STD. The new STD lead to the decision to buy more smack to kill the pain, and the smack lead to days passing by without you even realising. It's winter and you're still wearing those tacky sunglasses you bought for a dollar. Your girlfriend is lying on the floor, eyes dead and vomit around her mouth. "This is the life," you tell yourself.
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From calsper 04/17/2015 00:53

This album truly hides wonderful stories behind an even bigger sound and revolution in music history.

Although produced by genius Warhol, "The Velvet Underground & Nico" sold extremely poorly with ~30,000 initial LPs.

What no one had any idea of in 1967 was the huge influence this recording would come to have a vast array of artists, the list goes on and on.

This album embodies everything that was considered highly inappropriate in '67. Directly relating to domestic violence, serious substance abuse and S&M, the album knows no shame and became defining in lyrical expression and bluntness.


Instrumentally, this also has inspired many different genres, punk, various genres of psychedelia, this list also goes on and on.

The music is dark and near, production is great and soundstage is hammer-in-your-head up front, and the only Lo-Fi album that I really love for its production.

I am truly glad being able to enjoy this great, but demanding, album.
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From calsper 03/25/2015 01:26
Fantastic song writing! and great album - truly legendary.
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From NamibiaStarr 03/21/2015 04:42
My favorite track from this album: sunday morning. Venus in furs, There she goes - very good too.
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From yonstein414 03/03/2015 01:42
Terrifying and brilliant.
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