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The best album by The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground And Nico which is ranked number 11 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 67,004.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 10 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 100,721.

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The Velvet Underground best albums

The following albums by The Velvet Underground are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,360 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:67,015
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:13,075
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: 85/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:10,717
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: 84/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,679
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:181
Average Rating: 82/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Peel Slowly And See
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:72Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s597Overall Rank:2,789
Average Rating: 79/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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1969: The Velvet Underground LiveUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1974Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1974:55Rank Score:370
Rank in 1970s576Overall Rank:2,915
Average Rating: 78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

VUUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1985Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1985:48Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s570Overall Rank:3,598
Average Rating: 80/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground Featuring Nico
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1971:148Rank Score:90
Rank in 1970s1,384Overall Rank:9,205
Average Rating: 75/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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SqueezeUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1973Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1973:229Rank Score:48
Rank in 1970s1,961Overall Rank:14,245
Average Rating: 41/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Live MCMXCIIIUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1993Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1993:389Rank Score:18
Rank in 1990s4,192Overall Rank:19,129
Average Rating: 70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 10

This may not be a complete discography for The Velvet Underground. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Velvet Underground best tracks

The best tracks by The Velvet Underground are listed below:

#TrackRating
1.Heroin
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
92/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.Sunday Morning
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
91/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.Pale Blue Eyes
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
91/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Venus In Furs
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
91/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.Sweet Jane
(from the album Loaded)
90/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.I'm Waiting For The Man
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
89/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Sister Ray
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
89/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.Candy Says
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
88/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Rock And Roll
(from the album Loaded)
88/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.What Goes On
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
88/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.White Light/White Heat
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
88/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.After Hours
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
88/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Femme Fatale
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
88/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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14.All Tomorrow's Parties
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
87/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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15.Beginning To See The Light
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
87/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
(from the album Loaded)
87/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.I'll Be Your Mirror
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
86/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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18.Lady Godiva's Operation
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
86/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.There She Goes Again
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
86/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.The Murder Mystery
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
86/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Velvet Underground ratings

Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 203 votes)
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72/100
 
100/100
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99/100
 
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77/100
 
100/100
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85/100

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From DoomFace 07/12/2014 15:11
What else is there to say? It's the velvet underground for christ sakes, probably the most important band of all time and when you disregard all their inventiveness, their legacy, every accolade ever placed over them - you have such great, emotive music.
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Rating:  
95/100
From nipplefart 05/29/2014 07:16
1. White Light/White Heat (10/10)
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico (10/10)
3. The Velvet Underground (10/10)
4. Loaded (9/10)
5. Squeeze (4/10)

I think they're more important than the Beatles. They have a really consistent discography. Squeeze was made with no original members, so it only holds the VU name. Doesn't really count as an album by them.
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95/100
From Aruji 05/19/2014 00:41
Massively influential, black humour, dirty experimental sound, sweet lullaby-like tracks etc.

This band was unbelievable good and if you discount Squeeze you might have the most perfect discography of any rock artist. Personally I'd say White Light/ White Heat is their best albums but their debut might be the one which clicks earlier.
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From mascamangas 03/01/2014 17:29
No words.
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From shaydndepriest 02/20/2014 02:54
Few bands release only great albums.

And a VERY select, like the VU, released only albums that would forever influence the music scene.
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Rating:  
80/100
From Precedent 12/12/2013 02:53
Pretty good!
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Rating:  
75/100
From Siward66 12/08/2013 22:18
Fascinating music but for me they don't have the back catalogue to rival the very best.
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From BraddlesHendo 11/27/2013 08:32
This album has the most famous album cover, it's a great iconic art piece .Album has some great songs but I'm certain the Andy Warhol tag has helped this album get its fame rather than the music is a classic time piece in New York
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From mnorris75 11/17/2013 14:18
Incredibly unique
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From TheSmiths82-87 10/27/2013 21:34
RIP Lou Reed
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