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White Light/White Heat (album) by The Velvet Underground 

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White Light/White Heat
White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground (1968)
Overall rank: 148th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 943 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1968 (6th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (27th)
Top 200 albums of all time (148th)

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The Velvet Underground bestography

White Light/White Heat is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by The Velvet Underground on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground which is ranked number 108 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,596.

The Velvet Underground album bestography « Higher ranked (108th) This album (148th) Lower ranked (208th) »
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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 943 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 14 hours ago
Great and noisy.
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From cmoshier 11/03/2017 20:07
Best Tracks: Sister Ray, I Heard Her Call My Name, The Gift
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From stangetzaway 09/24/2017 14:11
Just as experimental and brave as the debut but less jarring as a listen. So far ahead of their time.
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From cmoshier 09/08/2017 15:58
best tracks: the gift, i heard her call my name
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95/100
From JulianR 09/02/2017 23:54
An interesting album. It basically invented the noise rock genre
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From WJA 07/07/2017 13:01
When listening to this album, please consider that this was released in 1968. Totally out of time. Totally displaced. They were far far ahead of the rest. Sister Ray remains to be shockingly -ehm- beautiful. Just like the other tracks.
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From 22erik22 03/17/2017 13:44
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From Komorebi-D 03/06/2017 01:54
Every time I revisit this twisted piece of perfection it feels like I discover a new world embedded within.
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From nitomano 01/11/2017 05:37
Favoritas: Lady Godiva's Operation, White Light/White Heat
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From InMyOwnDojo 12/28/2016 18:27
Will never be superior to the debut, but it's a worthy effort anyway because it never sounds like they're trying to repeat themselves.

Basically, this album is all the most irritating stuff from the first record stretched out into a full length album and so naturally, it sounds horrible the first time but just keeps getting better and better every time after that. I hate to say "ahead of its time" because everybody says that way too much about a lot of music, but White Light / White Heat had all the ingredients of punk before punk existed. It's a great album.
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