Chelsea Girl (studio album) by Nico

Chelsea Girl by Nico
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 601st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 445 votes)
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Nico - Chelsea Girl | VG+ | 1967 | Mono | Verve Records
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78/100 (from 445 votes)
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From 05/14/2022 05:50
Album Rating: 81.00

1.The Fairest Of The Seasons. 81
2.These Days. 92
3.Little Sister. 71
4.Winter Song. 70
5.It Was A Pleasure Then. 80
6.Chelsea Girls. 84
7.I'll Keep It With Mine. 84
8.Somewhere There's A Feather. 77
9.Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams. 85
10.Eulogy To Lenny Bruce. 86
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From 04/28/2022 14:50
Her vocal performances here aren't as great as on TVUAN, and production is not great either.
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From 07/08/2021 00:10
Other than a couple key tracks, namely Chelsea Girls and It Was a Pleasure Then, Chelsea Girl is marred by garish production. This could be a great record, but it really falls short.
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From 05/02/2021 23:49
Nico is a great singer, but twee pop just isn't made for here. The production is pretty mudded and the songs repetitive in theme and sound. Still, Somewhere There's A Feather, The Fairest Of The Seasons and specially These Days make this album worth a listen.
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From 02/06/2021 15:09
horrid quickly turn the page
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From 12/18/2020 20:34
Lampejos geniais, mas obra simples.
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From 12/18/2020 17:27
Best Songs are Chelsea Girls and These Days i like it very much and for me good a german singer like Im german too.
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From 05/03/2020 16:18
Some parts feel like an extrapolation of The Velvet Underground’s debut and some are more tuned to the solo singer-songwriter. I enjoy most of this album, especially the first half. I’m a big fan of the subtle electric guitars and Nico’s vocals are compelling. I’m not a fan of the strings and feel that they diminish the quality of the album.
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From 09/02/2019 16:15
Sure she couldn't sing on key. Sure she had the musicality of a door-stop. But Nico exuded STAR. Her cool, aloof ice-queen persona are delivered here for everyone to see. She was unlike all the other 60s, 70s, 80s it-girls because of this. It was typical of her to disown this album and dismiss it as trash. In Nico's evaluation EVERYthing was trash as soon as it was manufactured. One of a kind and a necessary part of any serious record collector's collection.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
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18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
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