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Loaded (album) by The Velvet Underground

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Loaded
Loaded by The Velvet Underground (1970)
Overall rank: 212th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 986 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (54th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (212th)

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The Velvet Underground bestography

Loaded is ranked 3rd 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 106 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,674.

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Rating:  
90/100
Could be my favorite Velvet Underground album.
Best Songs:
Oh! Sweet Nuthin', Rock and Roll, New Age
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85/100
This is easily my favourite VU album. Although maybe less adventurous than previous albums I think it just sounds more accessible and each song is superb in it's own right
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75/100
Not a boring track here.

Favorite tracks: Who Loves The Sun, Sweet Jane

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85/100
A more rock and roll approach, not as innovative as their other works, but a solid record with stunning songs like "I found a Reason"
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From Crumpet
Well, this is an interesting one...

Loaded is the Velvet Underground album I find the most difficult to judge. I know that I like “& Nico” and “White Light, White Heat” better than it, but I am ever so slightly conflicted as to whether I prefer this or their self titled album.

Side 1 of this album is absolutely brilliant. ‘Who Loves the Sun’ is as good as any of the Velvet openers (and that’s good), ‘Sweet Jane’ is one of their best and possibly the best on the album, ‘Rock and Roll’ is great, ‘Cool it Down’ is a really good song but is still the weakest on the side and ‘New Age’ is in competition with ‘Sweet Jane’ to be the best song on the album.

Side 2 is, unfortunately, rather weak, ‘I Found a Reason’ is good and the closing track ‘Oh! Sweet Nothing’ is great. This is the sort of inconsistency you would expect from a Lou Reed solo album, which is what Side 2 of Loaded feels like. Still good, just not exeptional.

I would reccomend getting the special edition which includes 4 extra tracks, all of which are amazing. I usually just listen to the first 5 tracks then go dierectly to the extra tracks, then end of with ‘ Oh! Sweet Nothing’, that makes for a much better listen.

Overall, I like this a tad better than their sekf titled album, but not as much as the 2 John Cale era albums. If your a fan, get it.
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100/100
My favorite from VU. VU and Nico is very good too, but I really cant get into their noise rock too much. European Son is a complete turn off and dont even get me started on Sister Ray. This is the album where they gave an honest to god attempt at making a commercially successful album and their sound really benefits from this focus. There is a focus on hooks and song structure here that you dont get on other VU releases, and it really pays off. The first 3 tracks are prefect and the quality doesn't really drop too much as you go along.

Best tracks: Sweet Jane, Rock & Roll, Sweet Nuthin
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90/100
Great album, even the outtakes are good.
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Fav tracks: Sweet Jane, Oh sweet nuthin', Who loves the sun
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From BLO
The opening trilogy of tracks on here is easily the best start to any album I've heard. If Lonesome Cowboy Bill and Train Round the Bend were replaced by the bonus tracks on the later releases, this would probably be the best album ever released.
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95/100
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Strangely an underappreciated record, but it's amazing.
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