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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: 7th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,849 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1967 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (4th)
Award Top 10 albums of all time (7th)

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From kingofstorm 5 days ago
This album was basically punk rock and alternative music before alternative and punk rock was even a thing. Fantastic album. Still holds up today.
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Incredible songwriting. The Velvet Underground and Nico stands as one of the most creative and interesting albums ever made. From the gentle tracks like "I'll Be Your Mirror" and "Sunday Morning" to intense songs like "Venus In Furs", "Heroine", and "European Son", this is one of the best albums I have ever heard.
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An album that spawned many a genre in the coming years. A true cultural landmark
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From lstevens
9.4/10

Top Tracks: "Sunday Morning", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror"
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I occasionally get an album on a whim, which I did with this one. After all, it is ranked 67-2 on this site's charts, so how could I go wrong? Boy, was I mistaken. With all due respect to the learned reviewers who rated this (mess), how could you? Only a few tracks are worth listening to (Venus In Furs, Heroin). The rest are average, except for European Son, which is one hot mess reminiscent of a hastily thrown together garage band practicing for the first time. To those of you who love this album, I salute you. Otherwise, no thanks.
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Álbum queridinho das massas! Líricas fortes e som moderníssimo até hoje.
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From Goliath
A mixture of great art and musicians pissing about? Not sure sometimes I like this album, sometimes not. There is no doubt there are some great tracks here.
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From Graeme2
If everyone who saw the Pistols in Manchester in '76 started a band, then the New York equivalence must be everyone who bought the first press of this started a band. Monumental.
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Being the only album from this website's top-14 I didn't own, I thought I needed to give this album a listen. So I bought it.

I listened to it... and it was a harder task than I would have thought! I really struggled to listen to it in its entirety. The "bad" production, the horrible viola sound, the overall lack of tightness and the many songs I hated made this listen a big challenge for me.

Honestly, if this album was not rated as high as it is on this website, I wouldn't have bothered to listen to it in its entirety. I would have just given up, thinking that this had been made by very untalented people having no clue on how to record music.

Now, I've listened to it two times. But I don't think I can do it anymore. To me, this is very poorly executed music. Somehow, the poor production of this has been attributed to a very clever artistic choice and now it is regarded as genius. I understand that. But I just don't buy it. I mean, it could be true, but it definitely sounds more like people who don't know how to do it well, so they do it poorly and try to make-up by saying it's an artistic decision. Like the 6-year-old me drawing a cat. I could have done it well, but I chose to do draw it very poorly... The truth is, I couldn't draw shit.

If it talks to you, good for you! But for me, this is not even close to what I'm looking for when listening to music.
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From eharrell
Probably the Landmark of Alternative Rock Culture.
Rivals the influential power of Sgt. Pepper's released the same year.
Favorites: Venus in Furs, Heroin, Sunday Morning, Femme Fatale
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