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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 94 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 16,443.

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 10 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 59,604.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 99,089 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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The Velvet Underground : 1969 - Velvet Underground Live - Volume 1 CD (1988)
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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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1984
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Total albums: 18. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The Velvet Underground.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Velvet Underground bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 3 0%
1970s 7 0%
1980s 3 0%
1990s 2 0%
2000s 2 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 10 56%
Yes 8 44%
Live? Albums %
No 13 72%
Yes 5 28%

The Velvet Underground best tracks

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Rating: 93 (1,011 votes)Comments: 25
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Rating: 93 (980 votes)Comments: 19
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Rating: 92 (535 votes)Comments: 6
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Rating: 91 (857 votes)Comments: 15
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Rating: 91 (430 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Loaded)
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Rating: 91 (425 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 90 (373 votes)Comments: 14
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Rating: 90 (333 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 89 (354 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 89 (285 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 89 (787 votes)Comments: 10
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Rating: 89 (367 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 89 (369 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album White Light/White Heat)
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Rating: 88 (279 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 87 (305 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album White Light/White Heat)
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The Velvet Underground ratings

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89/100 (from 406 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 88.8/100, a mean average of 87.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 15.3.

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From 03/11/2021 05:51
So far ahead of their time. Influential to so many genres of music. All four of their records are classic.
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From 07/06/2020 21:21
Has there ever been such a band that expanded the rock mythos so vastly in four years?
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From 06/13/2020 17:36
Lou Reed at his best The velvet underground’s first album is immense for me a band wo influenced many band after them.
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From 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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From 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 11/07/2018 19:17
Combo of Reed and Cale are such a beautiful thing.
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From 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 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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