White Light/White Heat (album) by The Velvet Underground
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The Velvet Underground bestography
The best album by The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground which is ranked number 107 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,582.
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|1.||White Light/White Heat|| 89/100 (330 votes)|
Comments: 2 comments
|2.||The Gift|| 84/100 (248 votes)|
Comments: 7 comments
|3.||Lady Godiva's Operation|| 87/100 (268 votes)|
Comments: 4 comments
|4.||Here She Comes Now|| 86/100 (254 votes)|
Comments: 3 comments
|5.||I Heard Her Call My Name|| 83/100 (246 votes)|
Comments: 4 comments
|6.||Sister Ray|| 90/100 (331 votes)|
Comments: 10 comments
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While the first album already had a good amount of noise to it, it never was noise rock. The noise was not part of the music, and when it was, that music wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll. The same goes for the few moments of noise on Zappa’s Freak Out!. On this album the noisy riffs and solos create the rock ‘n’ roll, which makes the music sound a lot more genuine, and less “hey Lou, we need to add some edge to it”, “oh, I know something: MF RANDOM-ASS GUITAR FEEDBACK AND DISTORTED ELECTRIC VIOLINS”.
One day I will be able mentally to finish this album
The best Velvet album for me due to the fact that it was the most unique, interestng one. John Cale’s two songs are the best, (probably because I’m a big Cale fan) those being “Lady Godiva’s Operation” and, my favourite, “The Gift”. The other tracks are alo great, the title track being the usual fun Velvet Underground opener, tracks 4 & 5 are perhaps a little weaker, but there is really nothing wrong with them, they work very well as buildup for the grand finale. The closer “Sister Ray” is great too, even if the lyrics are perhaps a bit silly in places, the noisy angry music makes up for that.
Overall, the first half is perfect, the second half is very good.
Although I've been a big Lou fan I never really listened to VU until recently. I'll need to give this more listens because at the moment I find this stuff only Good and not Great. The Gift is starting to grow on me - when I first heard it I thought "What the...?"
I'm not a fan of the more spoken word tracks on the album, but otherwise it's a classic so I can't be too hard on it.
how Lady Godiva's Operation is rated higher than either Here She Comes Now or I Heard Her Call My Name is beyond me
Dalla title track al racconto "The gift" fino al tour de force di "Sister Ray", i Velvet con questo disco rompono tutte le barriere restando però molto distanti dal terrorismo sonoro e soprattutto dal cattivo gusto, territori che invece batteranno in tanti cercando di trovare nuovi "oltre".
One of my favorite albums of all time, where would music have gone without it?
Great and noisy.
Best Tracks: Sister Ray, I Heard Her Call My Name, The Gift
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