The Velvet Underground (studio album) by The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 96th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,520 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (22nd)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (96th)
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86/100 (from 1,520 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 85.9/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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85/100
From 05/07/2022 22:54
As I revisited it I enjoyed it much more than 1st time, but still I think thatthe first couple of tracks are the strongest and then quality decteases, but most of the songs are still decent. I don't like only Some Kinda Love and That's The Story Of My Life.
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90/100
From 04/13/2022 10:53
Great songwriting travels far. Although previous efforts were certainly more challenging, for me the self titled record has so much heart and depth in it's back to basics-esque presentation. Lou Reed ultimately has a chance to breathe in this album and he flourishes.
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85/100
From 01/27/2022 03:31
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Completando Discografías | Los Velvet
¿Qué se puede decir? No necesariamente llegando al nivel de su disco debut, pero este otro disco homónimo de los Velvet es una maravilla de inicio a fin con momentos muy eufóricos. Tiene la maravillosa Pale Blue Eyes, quizás la canción más popular de la banda; así como otro hitazo, un himno indie que parece escrita hace un par de años, como lo es la adelantadísima a su época After Hours. Tiene las infravaloradas Beginning to See the Light y Jesus. Un experimento con vocales habladas como ya se había visto en White Light/White Heat, esta vez llamada The Murder Mystery. Es un disco que como todos los de la banda le es fiel a su estilo experimental y logra cautivar con sus peculiaridades. Discutiblemente el segundo mejor disco de los Velvet.
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85/100
From 01/17/2022 10:35
Nice vibe, but a little boring after couple of tracks for me. But still quite enjoyable listen for me.
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95/100
From 11/03/2021 11:38
This album is a bit more commercially driven for sure, but it's SUPER underrated, in my opinion. There is such an oddly infectious energy about it the draws the listener in.
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From 10/17/2021 09:17
Album Rating: 93.10
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Yes, this 1969 album is intentionally a more commercial sound than the brilliant, Nico assisted, 1967 effort. Yes, as a body of art it is inferior. Yes, it’s not technically as good. But, as much I love Velvet Underground & Nico, I prefer the highs of this 1969 album and there are no lows.

1. "Candy Says" Yule - 93
2. "What Goes On" Reed - 95
3. "Some Kinda Love" Reed - 81
4. "Pale Blue Eyes" Reed - 99
5. "Jesus" Reed with Yule - 90
6. "Beginning to See the Light" Reed - 100
7. "I'm Set Free" Reed - 99
8. "That's the Story of My Life" Reed - 87
9. "The Murder Mystery" Reed, Morrison, Yule, and Tucker - 92
10. "After Hours" Tucker - 95
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85/100
From 12/09/2020 16:39
Great album, falls off a bit in the second half though.
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90/100
From 11/30/2020 18:43
Their most focused album. Best songs are Pale Blue Eyes , Candy Says, Jesus, and The Murder Mystery
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