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

White Light/White Heat
White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 143rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,268 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1968 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (25th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (143rd)
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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 96 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,138.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,268 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.1/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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95/100
From 03/10/2021 00:55
This is the velvet underground a the peak of their avant garde period, and is their least accessible record. I would say it's a step down from the debut, but not by much at all.

Standout tracks: Title track, The gift, Sister ray
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75/100
From 02/27/2021 16:57
Incredibly ambitious noise-rock/indie rock record. Not as much a landmark as their debut, but definitely an album that pushed both genres forward and solidified Lou Reed as one of the best, if not the best, songwriters of his generation.
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5/100
From 02/06/2021 15:34
pure unadulterated rubbish
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Rating:  
80/100
From 12/22/2020 12:44
O melhor desse álbum é a sua sujeira!
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70/100
From 12/21/2020 03:15
Maybe no VU songwriting is meant to be relatable, but this album seems least so.
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65/100
From 12/12/2020 15:49
In general, I find it hard getting into Velvet Underground and this seems to me like their least accessible album. Of course this has nothing to do with its huge historical signifance.
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75/100
From 10/13/2020 03:25
73/100

Best tracks: White Light/White Heat, Here She Comes Now
Worst track: I Heard Her Call My Name
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100/100
From 08/31/2020 11:35
Fav. Tracks: White Light/White Heat, The Gift, Sister Ray.
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20/100
From 04/28/2020 03:31
.Too "difficult second album" for me
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From 04/12/2020 03:58
This I feel is the velvet underground at their most complete. Although I feel there are songs off of other albums that may be better individually than some of these are, the album fills the room for improvement left on the first album whilst embracing the raw dirty production that certain songs on the first album were held back by. It throws you into a world vast with debauchery. Containing straight foward narratives referring to drugs, gruesome events and sex throughout the first 5 songs, then bringing it all together in one of the craziest rock songs ever with the bands most impressive piece sister ray. The Vital proto punk sounds and ambitious avant garde attempts on this project all pay off.
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