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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: 11th   Overall chart history
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89/100 (from 1,543 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1967 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (5th)
Top 20 albums of all time (11th)

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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 Onlyhalfretarded 02/14/2015 01:08
I understand now. Took me a while to like it but now I love it
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From rnmusic1983 02/12/2015 22:35
brilliant
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From makerofbuckets 02/07/2015 04:11
c'mon guys this is so much better than the white album...
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From LAF2 02/04/2015 23:27
I can't believe this just jumped the White Album.

Here's to hoping it stays that way!
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From LAF2 02/04/2015 02:58
Produced by highly acclaimed artist Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground & Nico has perhaps the greatest success story of all time. After only selling 30,000 initial copies, the album went on to influence a vast array of music artists, including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Stooges, Sex Pistols, U2, Nirvana, Strokes, and many more. This album embodies the urban grit of the 1960s, and then some. Providing a remarkably unbiased, objective lyrical portrayal of dark subject matter including peer pressure, sadomasochism, domestic violence, and substance abuse, the album shows how humans tend to gravitate toward these things to escape from a chaotic reality. The album also points out the irony in that people often look to these things to flee from society's problems when these things actually cause many of society’s problems. Not only were the lyrics a crucial turning point for music, but instrumentally it encompasses and trailblazes many different genres, from protopunk to psychedelic pop to quasi-reggae. The album's sound and lyrics are drenched with dark subject matter and encapsulate many of society's greatest problems which, 50 years later, are as relevant as ever.

Key tracks: Heroin, Venus in Furs, Sunday Morning
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From nm96 01/10/2015 07:31
As far as I'm concerned, influence is a completely separate criterion from quality. This album and any other album should be rated/reviewed for how it sounds musically and lyrically, not whether X would or wouldn't exist today if the album was never created.
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From F1Aaron 12/10/2014 22:50
I think people already get how brilliant this album is so I'll pick my 5 favorite tracks.

Sunday Morning, Venus In Furs, Heroin, There She Goes Again, and I'll Be Your Mirror
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From Radioscope 11/29/2014 17:56
Enough has been said about this record, and talking about its legacy in the world of music would be a bit of an insult because of my lack of knowledge in history of music. I only know this record is pretty amazing, especially when put in context (that same year McCartney and Lennon felt all grown-up because they sang "I'd love to turn you on" because they were talking about drugs and were banned from BBC). Interesting stories, interesting music, interesting use of instruments (and noises, of course).

Favorite track: "Heroin", of course. How is it possible that I know how tasting heroin feels like without having actually done it? This song simply is something else.
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From PrinterCat 10/05/2014 19:08
I respect this album for it's massive influence on music, but I couldn't get into it, which is a shame, because this is the one of the greatest albums of all time.
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From light1ning 09/24/2014 17:27
Requires several listens to get into, but it pays off in the end.
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1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground
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