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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: 149th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,108 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (26th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (149th)

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The Velvet Underground bestography

White Light/White Heat is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by The Velvet Underground on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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White Light/White Heat track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickWhite Light/White Heat
 89/100 (330 votes)
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2.The Gift
 84/100 (248 votes)
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3.Track pickLady Godiva's Operation
 87/100 (268 votes)
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4.Here She Comes Now
 86/100 (254 votes)
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5.I Heard Her Call My Name
 83/100 (246 votes)
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6.Track pickSister Ray
 90/100 (331 votes)
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White Light/White Heat rankings

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,108 votes)
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95/100
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84/100
 
60/100
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69/100
 
70/100
06/09/2019 22:38
65/100
 
80/100
06/08/2019 23:34
61/100
 
85/100
06/06/2019 16:17
83/100

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Rating:  
100/100
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”.
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One day I will be able mentally to finish this album
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95/100
From Crumpet
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.
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Rating:  
60/100
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...?"
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Rating:  
75/100
From BLO
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.
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Rating:  
90/100
From JulianR
how Lady Godiva's Operation is rated higher than either Here She Comes Now or I Heard Her Call My Name is beyond me
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Rating:  
80/100
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".
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100/100
One of my favorite albums of all time, where would music have gone without it?
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90/100
Great and noisy.
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Best Tracks: Sister Ray, I Heard Her Call My Name, The Gift
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