Loaded (studio album) by The Velvet Underground

Loaded by The Velvet Underground
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 255th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,219 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (61st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (255th)
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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 94 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,778.

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82/100 (from 1,219 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 82.4/100, a mean average of 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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80/100
From 02/27/2023 01:57
This is quite an up and down listen with there being some great songs which are up there amongst the groups best but then there are several filler cuts which are skippable. The first 3 songs are where most of the elite tracks come from with that run of songs hugely elevating the record. Every time I revisit this record I get to the end of Rock & Roll and think maybe I was wrong and this could be their 2nd best release but then it just goes down hill and doesn't fully recover until the closing track. We get some brief moments which are enjoyable such as New Age and I Found A Reason but they still don't make that long stretch of songs worth listening to. Overall, this album lacks consistency and while it does have some of my favourite VU songs they just can't maintain that high level the group set on previous releases.
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85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:38
Great record
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80/100
From 07/01/2022 08:16
I don't enjoy it as much as first listen but there are still some decent songs here.
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From 02/02/2022 14:12
82.5

El disco menos consistente de los 4 originales de VU. Los 4 primeros temas llevan las expectativas hacia otro nivel. Who Loves the Sun se siente como un rock clásico, podría tranquilamente ser de los Beatles o los Kinks. Sweet Jane me parece la obra maestra del disco y uno de los mejores temas que tienen. Rock and Roll es otro gran tema de su catálogo. Cool it Down está muy bien y mejora con cada escuchada. Los siguientes no cumplen con el hype. Temas olvidables y no repuntan sino hasta el último, Oh! Sweet Nuthin'.
Me cuesta un toque admitirlo, pero considero que este es el "peor" disco de los Velvets.
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From 01/14/2022 21:11
Unpopular opinion but this is my favorite Velvet Underground album at the moment, maybe not their best but the most accesible and not so noisy as VU&N or White Light/White Heat
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From 11/03/2021 15:58
People are arguing in the comments if this is their worst album. Personally its my 3rd favorite
But wow if this might even arguably be their worst then one must say that VU was an incredible band.
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From 08/13/2021 15:17
Grande álbum. Uma pegada de blues maravilhosa!
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From 02/24/2021 22:05
First listen in years and always my least favourite of the 4, it sounds even more of a drop in quality from the last album than I remember. As has been said, first 3 tracks and the last are great but the rest is nowhere near velvet greatness of the past. It's still a decent album, but no classic like the rest. I prefer the 80s lost recordings release to this.
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From 12/15/2020 15:49
I feel a personal and positive connection with almost every song on this album.
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70/100
From 12/09/2020 16:38
First 3 tracks and last track are amazing, rest is forgettable to me.
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Best Albums of 1970
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2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
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