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The best album by The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground And Nico which is ranked number 10 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 75,426.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 10 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 114,771.

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The Velvet Underground best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,549 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:75,426
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,600 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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2.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:532 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:15,758
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:12,172
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  84/100 (607 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,796
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

1969: The Velvet Underground LiveUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1974Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1974:52Rank Score:486
Rank in 1970s517Overall Rank:2,599
Average Rating:  78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

VUUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1985Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1985:46Rank Score:350
Rank in 1980s564Overall Rank:3,381
Average Rating:  80/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Peel Slowly And See
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:90Rank Score:310
Rank in 1990s782Overall Rank:3,742
Average Rating:  81/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground Featuring Nico
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:80Rank Score:301
Rank in 1970s719Overall Rank:3,824
Average Rating:  76/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Live MCMXCIIIUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1993Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1993:255Rank Score:73
Rank in 1990s2,579Overall Rank:12,009
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

SqueezeUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:237Rank Score:48
Rank in 1970s2,132Overall Rank:15,275
Average Rating:  39/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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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

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1.Sunday Morning
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 92/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.Heroin
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 92/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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3.Venus In Furs
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 91/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.Pale Blue Eyes
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 91/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Sweet Jane
(from the album Loaded)
 90/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.I'm Waiting For The Man
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 89/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.Sister Ray
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 89/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.Candy Says
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 89/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.After Hours
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 89/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Stephanie Says
(from the album VU)
 89/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.What Goes On
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 89/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.White Light/White Heat
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 88/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.Rock And Roll
(from the album Loaded)
 88/100 (148 votes)
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14.Femme Fatale
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 88/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.Beginning To See The Light
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 88/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.All Tomorrow's Parties
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.There She Goes Again
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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18.Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
(from the album Loaded)
 87/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.I'll Be Your Mirror
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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20.Lady Godiva's Operation
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 86/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Velvet Underground ratings

Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 239 votes)
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95/100
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91/100
 
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90/100
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35/100
From AlvaroArana 03/20/2015 02:00
One of the most overrated bands ever! C'mon, even I was an impostor when I talked good stuff about them, but, them, that passed, and that shity sound, the poor singing abilities of Lou Reed, and the stupid experimental long songs.... Bullshit, I'll always love Perfect Day, Satellite of Love, Sunday Mornin, Femme Fatale, Jesus, Candy Says, Pale blue eyes, and a few more.... They made good songs, but they're not even closer to be the greatest. I like the power, like when you hear to Sting singin Message In A Bottle, or Matt Bellamy with Madness... or a clean and lovely sound like Beach Boys and Paul Simon... En español me hubiese explicado mejor. I would have written better in spanish.
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From Manigoldo90 01/31/2015 13:23
Best and most important, innovative, and influential band ever.
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Rating:  
100/100
From F1Aaron 01/25/2015 22:25
Incredibly influential band who were ahead of their time
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From shaydndepriest 10/26/2014 19:48
Of their first four, there's not a bad song or album in the mix. Each one is like a child with a distinct personality. You can't choose a favorite.
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Rating:  
95/100
From BillyBibbit 10/19/2014 14:51
Fathers of experimental rock and rock in mostly. One of the best and most important band ever.
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From PrinterCat 10/11/2014 12:30
Ahead of their time.
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From paologabriel 08/03/2014 12:37
One of the best bands ever
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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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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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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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