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The Velvet Underground (album) by The Velvet Underground

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The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground (1969)
Overall rank: 106th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,286 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (22nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (106th)

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The Velvet Underground is ranked as the best album by The Velvet Underground.

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Rating:  
85/100
Mais folk, mas sem perder o experimentalismo! Extraordinário!
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45/100
From svk4ever
I'm afraid, I'm much too young to understand, why this should be such an extraordinary record. There's one great song: Pale Blue Eyes... and one interesting spoken word experiement, the rest is just average, boring, singer-songwriter-stuff…
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100/100
From Kurtco
Some albums are indisputable classics, very important elements for the history of music (this is the case of the debut album Velvet Underground, called "The banana album"). Other albums are fundamental albums, favorites of a listener, of a life. The third album of the Velvet Underground, called "The album sofa" which is perhaps not an absolute masterpiece for everyone but is, for me, an extraordinary album, a friend. The songs on the album are ballads that do not hesitate to bite. They are toxic but are wrapped in charming airs. This album is absolutely genial, Lou Reed is a genius! Yes, The Velvet Underground is my favorite band ...

10/10

Best track: "Pale Blue Eyes"
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95/100
When I listen to this its on Vinyl, I put it on around 1 or 2 in the Morning, usually on a Friday or Saturday. and I turn off all the lights, except for a small paper lamp, the light envelops the room in a faded yellow glow, and I just lie down and listen to this whole album, and I soak up the music like a blanket of pure joy, and for 40 minutes, I Know what its like to be living in heaven.


Top 5 tracks

Candy Says
What Goes On
Pale Blue Eyes
I'm Set Free
After Hours
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80/100
What an incredible piece of proto punk. Absolutely phenomenal through and through.
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100/100
From 22erik22
By far my favorite Velvet album. I really find it hard to get into their first and second record, though this has everything. And it's beautiful!
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70/100
Hey, where did the noise rock go? Oh well, they’re still a solid punk band. A great one if your definition of punk is solely retro and DIY. But to me rawness is a key characteristic.
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95/100
This album should be firmly in the top 100. Second bedt VU album. Too many people trash on Doug Yule. His vocals on this album are absolutely incredible.
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90/100
Hauntly beatiful, Lou Reed's compositions are at his peak. "Pale Blue Eyes" is Velvet's Underground masterpiece.
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80/100
From LedZep
This suffers from the lack of John Cale. Still a fantastic album, but some songs would benefit greatly if they had a Cale style arrangement. Candy Says, Pale Blue Eyes and After Hours are perfect as they are, everything else is very good but could be even better.
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