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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: 10th   Overall chart history
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1967 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (4th)
Top 10 albums of all time (10th)

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From mbartley 4 days ago
Madness
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From tcutshaw 04/20/2017 12:50
A great album for fans of the experimental rock genre. The chaos of the tracks blends very well with the order.
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From Greendonut227 04/17/2017 11:11
It's not a personal favorite of mine or anything but this album is mind-blowing. I've never heard anything like it!
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From codymacc8 03/23/2017 00:13
Classic album from an everchanging 60's.

Highlights- Sunday Morning, Femme Fatale, Venus in Furs, Heroin,
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From hereforashortime 03/08/2017 17:32
Wonderfully Diverse
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From Komorebi-D 03/06/2017 01:48
A masterpiece in every sense of the word. This must have been some disturbing & revolutionary stuff at the time of its release. I mean, even on multiple listens & the fact that it turns 50 this month, it still blows my mind.
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From Web-Seo 02/22/2017 00:19
Well deserved top ten most wanted
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From jackbrown8786 02/15/2017 23:45
it's a really honest album. everything they feel is not only communicated through the lyrics but even more accurately through their instruments - the at times frantic drumming, schizophrenic plucking, ear-splitting violins, driving chug of bass lines - they all perfectly compliment the themes. it's not like they're masters of their instruments like clapton or hendrix either, it's more like how instruments are played in "kind of blue" or "astral weeks," it's a free, honest, and accurate transfer of their emotions through their instruments.

the themes are great too and work perfectly together to give an honest portrayal of lou reed's state of mind. a theme of the cycle of abuse is demonstrated with "femme fatale" and "there she goes again" - a woman who flirts just to hurt and a man advising the beating of a woman. aside from the obvious resentment felt here, this cycle of abuse is at the same time actually EMBRACED in "venus in furs." these contradicting feelings lead to the confusion built up throughout but especially in "black angel death song" and climaxing in "european son," the final two chaotic tracks. it's easy to understand how this can lead to the drug abuse justified in tracks like "waiting for the man" and "heroin." it isn't so misogynistic though, right after he advocates for the abuse of women in "there she goes again," in "i'll be your mirror," a beautiful and kind Nico is the antithesis, a reminder that there is also a forgiving and helpful woman out there. after hearing it many times, when it all comes together, you should be able to appreciate each track, they all have a place and serve a purpose here.

this is the portrait of a guy who fell in love, got hurt, and turned to heroin. the confusion, anger, resentment, fetishes, and misogyny are byproducts left here for the sake of honesty.

here's hoping it climbs over both "nevermind" and "funeral."
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From prego9816 01/24/2017 14:19
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 1-5, 8
High: 6, 9
Neutral: 7, 11
Low: 10
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From Tamthebam 01/22/2017 20:40
The best album of the 60's way ahead of its time. Lou Reed & co. must have had a ball making this album it is loose & loud and yet very together, then there are Nico's amazing vocal. It's reputation only grows with time.
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