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Variations: The Velvet Underground & Nico.

The best album credited to The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground which is ranked number 98 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 16,128.

The best album credited to The Velvet Underground taking into account any aliases or variations is The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico which is ranked number 11 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 61,612.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 100,008 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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The Velvet Underground best albums

The following albums by The Velvet Underground are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1967
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Total albums: 18. Page 1 of 2

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The Velvet Underground best tracks

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Rating: 93 (933 votes)Comments: 25
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Rating: 93 (910 votes)Comments: 18
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Rating: 92 (495 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 91 (798 votes)Comments: 14
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Rating: 91 (399 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Loaded)
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Rating: 91 (395 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 90 (341 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album White Light/White Heat)
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Rating: 90 (307 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Loaded)
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Rating: 89 (325 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 89 (257 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 89 (339 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 89 (723 votes)Comments: 9
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Rating: 89 (341 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album White Light/White Heat)
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Rating: 88 (253 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Loaded)
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Rating: 87 (279 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album White Light/White Heat)

The Velvet Underground ratings

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89/100 (from 390 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 88.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 89.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 15.5.

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From zwiebel 09/17/2019 11:07
boring music
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From LordMark 04/05/2019 04:42
I like to think of VU's discography as a weekend of debauchery...

- TVU & Nico is Friday night. You're done work for the week, and it's time for the party to begin.
- White Light/White Heat is Saturday night. The party is still going, but there are a lot more drugs being passed around, and things are really getting out of control.
- TVU is the Sunday morning hangover, and the time of reflection.
- Loaded is Monday morning. The weekend is over, you've sobered up, and it's time to get back to work.
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90/100
From AskGreni 03/14/2019 14:30
Heard their debut and never wanted to listen to them again. Then one day, maybe a month ago, youtube recommended me ”After Hours”. I loved the track instantly and went back in their catalogue to check out their four amazing albums; (Didn’t hear Squeeze yet, hesitant if I should)... anyway this band is really good if you let it grow on you. I must say I don’t get the appeal of Sister Ray though. Great band; 90/100 is what I’m feeling right now, but it may increase.
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From Fischman 01/04/2019 22:25
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From Dunnand 11/07/2018 19:17
Combo of Reed and Cale are such a beautiful thing.
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From Nowhereman1965 09/24/2018 15:19
Superb Band. As influential in their own way as The Beatles. Some of their music is harsh and abrasive. However, other tracks are truly beautiful.Not for everyone but interesting for those who like their lyrics a little on the dark side.
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From willandthemix 04/14/2018 01:06
Very creative and influential band. One of my favourites. Their debut is basically flawless and their other albums are pretty great too.
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Loaded
4. White Light/White Heat
5. Squeeze
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From BLO 03/03/2018 16:47
I love how The Velvet Underground isn’t just dark disgusting music, as great as they make it. They also have composed some of the most beautiful, and joyous music ever created.
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From jnfbn 02/26/2018 09:29
The '60s witnessed a tectonic shift in art with mostly American pop-art movement (led by Warhol), and I believe The Velvet Underground represents the music side of it, as an art historian and a fan of their music, I respect the woırk they have done (including the pioneering work they did in Exploding Plastic Inevitable)
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From PaperVinnie 01/08/2018 00:14
All 4 of their albums are among the greatest of all time. Lou Reed is truly a mastermind.

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico
2. While Light White Heat
3. Loaded
4. The Velvet Underground
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