The Velvet Underground & Nico (studio album) by The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 10th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 3,301 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (4th)
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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 88.5/100, a mean average of 87.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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85/100
From 04/13/2022 16:27
Iconic. Influential. Incredible. What I love most about this album is that at every twist and turn you are left not knowing what is going to come next and it makes it so enjoyable.
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From 02/03/2022 21:40
You know the quote, 10 people listened to this album and then they formed 5000 bands.
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From 01/17/2022 19:20
Definitely influential and there are some gorgeous tracks on here like Sunday Morning and I'll Be Your Mirror. As well as more noisy parts like Heroin, Venus in Furs and my favorite Waiting For The Man. Last track - European Son is just a waste of such a good record.
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From 01/10/2022 23:17
This album is everything a great alternative rock album can be. It's beautiful, gritty, raw, and vulnerable. The guitar and vocals are incredible.
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From 11/02/2021 18:29
Of all of the "historically great" records, I came to this one last, but have possibly spent the most time with it. It's an incredible listen, front to back. Musically speaking, Heroine is both brilliant and haunting.
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From 10/15/2021 04:02
"Sunday Morning," "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Femme Fatale," and "There She Goes Again" are ok but I didn't really enjoy listening to this album and probably never will listen to it again. It's an album I thought I was supposed to like in order to be one of the cool kids. I tried to like it. I really did. But, I just don't.
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From 08/26/2021 14:28
Disco muy influyente en la música alternativa. Suena bien, hay grandes canciones, pero no terminó de conectar totalmente con él.
Probablemente tenga que darle más escuchas.

Mejores canciones: Heroin, Venus in furs
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From 06/14/2021 00:10
From the sublime opener to the discomforting end, this is an album that demands your attention throughout. The raw emotion of Heroin, the absolutely perfect rock n roll punk addiction of Waiting For The Man, and the sadism/masochism of Femme Fatale and Venus In Furs. All this recorded in 1966. Wow. And it just gets better with the passing years. Its like a favourite book or film that you just keep going back to, and never bore of.
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2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
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