Loaded (studio album) by The Velvet Underground

Loaded
Loaded by The Velvet Underground
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 247th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,088 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (57th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (247th)
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The Velvet Underground ~ Loaded ~ LP ~ OG ~ Cotillion ~ SD 9034 ~ 1970
Condition: Used
Time left: 10h 31m 28s
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The Velvet Underground “Loaded” Red Colored Vinyl LP Near Mint Condition OOP
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The Velvet Underground loaded lp Cotillion SD 9034
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The Velvet Underground bestography

Loaded is ranked 3rd 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 97 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,203.

The Velvet Underground album bestography « Higher ranked (139th) This album (247th) Lower ranked (2,997th) »
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83/100 (from 1,088 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 82.8/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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95/100
From 07/01/2020 03:39
This album is so underrated. People often place it at the bottom of the VU's discography but Imo it's as good as TVU&N.
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85/100
From 05/09/2020 18:50
Great album of an very underrated band
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90/100
From 02/19/2020 03:06
really underrated, their second best after the debut if you ask me
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From 12/29/2019 20:32
Loaded with hits indeed.
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70/100
From 08/16/2019 21:51
Weakest of the VU albums, but still really good.

Favorites: Sweet Jane, Rock and Roll, Head Held High, Lonesome Cowboy Bill, I Found a Reason, Oh! Sweet Nuthin'.
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90/100
From 05/12/2019 13:26
Could be my favorite Velvet Underground album.
Best Songs:
Oh! Sweet Nuthin', Rock and Roll, New Age
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85/100
From 03/03/2019 14:36
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
From 12/24/2018 04:08
Not a boring track here.

Favorite tracks: Who Loves The Sun, Sweet Jane

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From 06/27/2018 00:51
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 03/28/2018 16:42
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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