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The Velvet Underground And Nico (album) by The Velvet Underground And Nico 

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The Velvet Underground And Nico
The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
Overall rank: 8th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 2,488 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1967 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (4th)
Top 10 albums of all time (8th)

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND 5 CD BOX SET PEEL SLOWLY AND SEE LOU REED JOHN CALE NICO
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89/100 (from 2,488 votes)
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From sidneyfranklyn 12/04/2017 10:37
What could I possibly say about this album that hasn't already been said? From its provocative lyrical themes to its notorious initial commercial reception it seems everything about this record has been mythologized to the point that its "peel slowly and see" cover is probably more widely recognized than the actual music. Which is a shame, because this is the Velvet Underground & Nico we're talking about
'67 was almost bursting at the seams with iconic rock releases but for me none other sound as timeless and futuristic as this one (try imagining the reaction 'The Black Angel Death Song' would have had if it had been on Sgt. Pepper). The fusion of Nico's soothing balladry with the uneasy strut of Reed's gives this album a musical aesthetic that still remains so sought after yet impossible to recreate (hence the Eno quote "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band").
Despite their next two releases also being brilliant it's this one that's responsible for ushering in the modern era of rock music as we know and love it.

Most of this is copied from the description of the album in my overall chart, do check it out if you have the time!!
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95/100
From romanmonts 11/19/2017 19:13
96/100
Fav tracks: Heroin, I'll be your mirror, Sunday morning
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60/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/17/2017 21:42
The last three songs brings this one down.
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100/100
From Jhlffc 11/12/2017 16:35
Most important album ever?
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From PaperVinnie 11/08/2017 22:42
The fact that this is the greatest record of 1967 speaks volumes. It's almost impossible to criticize this album, but the worst part is There She Goes Again has always been forgettable to me. Still one of the greatest albums of the 60's, and all time. I'd say more, but there's nothing new to say about this album obviously.
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From JordyDuran 11/05/2017 20:42
Didn't like it at first listen, it took me months.
FT: Heroin, Sunday Morning, Venus in Furs, I'm waiting for the man
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From musicologist97 10/26/2017 10:33
Overrated for me. Hard to argue with the diversity or influence on later experimental music however... and this is still good music.
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From Semjaza 09/19/2017 23:09
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From SamNassiri98 08/11/2017 22:44
I'm afraid I'll have to say I just don't get it. It's good, of course it is but it has a few aspect that I just don't like. Nico for example, not my type of singer. And I'm sorry but "European Son" isn't music, it's a 7 minute song where somebody is playing a guitar as high as somebody can possibly be while still being able to play a guitar.

Don't get me wrong, most of times this is a highly enjoyable album with some killer songs. But for me personally, there are some moments that I enjoy less.

80/100

Favorite: Run Run Run, Waiting for The Man, Sunday Morning, Heroin,

Least favorite: Femme Fatale, I'll Be Your Mirror, European Son, All Tomorrow's Parties
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From patriciatoledo 07/26/2017 07:10
I listened to this album a million times when I was younger and I never understood why everybody loved it. I always thought it was awfully overrated. Nowadays I can finally see what's in it. I don't know what changed in me to see it differently, but it doesn't really matter. I just feel it, and it's magical.
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