The Velvet Underground (studio album) by The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 94th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,458 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (22nd)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (94th)
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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,458 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 86.1/100, a mean average of 85.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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From 03/18/2021 15:41
I don't understand
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Rating:  
85/100
From 12/09/2020 16:39
Great album, falls off a bit in the second half though.
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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
80/100
From 11/25/2020 04:14
Some of my favorite songs, but not my overall favorite VU album.
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100/100
From 11/17/2020 14:36
"Una hermosa pieza de arte"

Un dizco hermoso de la mano de los abuelos del rock alternativo. Melodías que te hacen viajar a estados alterados de conciencia, como el caso de "Candy Says", "Pale Blue Eyes", "Jesus" y "I`m set free", otras que te motivan con un ritmo de cabalgata, en "What Goes On", "Begining to see the light". Obra imprescindible a quienes gusten del rock alternativo de los 80-90 tipo yo la tengo, pavement, etc.
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75/100
From 10/13/2020 03:22
74/100

Best tracks: Candy Says, Jesus
Worst tracks: Blue Pale Eyes, That's the Story of My Life, The Murder Mystery
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95/100
From 10/06/2020 18:14
Tbh this is the best VU album. It's like a sugar coated "VU & Nico" and "WL/WH".
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75/100
From 06/19/2020 00:48
Truly a special mood this one has.
Focus on the minimalistic approach but very crafty.
Bass & guitars are simple but very detailed.
The drums are small but spot on.
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90/100
From 05/27/2020 21:17
I prefer Candy Says and After Hours. Good Album deserves it´s place under the top 500.
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From 05/09/2020 18:48
Pale Blue Eyes is one of the most beatiful songs ever written
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