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See also: The Velvet Underground And Nico.

The best album by The Velvet Underground is The Velvet Underground which is ranked number 106 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 23,136.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico which is ranked number 9 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 103,372.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 10 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 159,612.

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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,383 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:103,372
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,739 votes)
Comments: 282 comments
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2.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:911 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,135
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,217 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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3.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:17,761
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,043 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:622 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:12,581
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  83/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

VU
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1985Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1985:35Rank Score:717
Rank in 1980s435Overall Rank:2,684
Average Rating:  80/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.


Safe Mode: On
1969: The Velvet Underground LiveUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1974Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1974:51Rank Score:706
Rank in 1970s523Overall Rank:2,712
Average Rating:  79/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1971Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1971:71Rank Score:528
Rank in 1970s655Overall Rank:3,424
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Peel Slowly And See
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:118Rank Score:306
Rank in 1990s1,043Overall Rank:5,285
Average Rating:  82/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Velvet Underground
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1970:130Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s1,287Overall Rank:7,981
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Live MCMXCIIIUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1993Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1993:270Rank Score:95
Rank in 1990s2,698Overall Rank:13,449
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 10

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The Velvet Underground best tracks

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1.Heroin
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 93/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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2.Sunday Morning
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 93/100 (835 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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3.Pale Blue Eyes
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 92/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.Venus In Furs
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 91/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.Candy Says
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 91/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Sweet Jane
(from the album Loaded)
 90/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.Rock And Roll
(from the album Loaded)
 90/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.I'm Waiting For The Man
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 90/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.Sister Ray
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 89/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.After Hours
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 89/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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11.What Goes On
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 89/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Femme Fatale
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 89/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.White Light/White Heat
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 88/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Beginning To See The Light
(from the album The Velvet Underground)
 88/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Who Loves The Sun
(from the album Loaded)
 88/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
(from the album Loaded)
 88/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.All Tomorrow's Parties
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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18.I'll Be Your Mirror
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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19.Lady Godiva's Operation
(from the album White Light/White Heat)
 87/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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20.There She Goes Again
(from the album The Velvet Underground And Nico)
 87/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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The Velvet Underground ratings

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89/100 (from 373 votes)
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90/100
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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From BLO 11/27/2017 01:15
Amazing artists, I just don't like White Light all that much. Also, Squeezed doesn't count.
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From LordMark 10/08/2017 23:48
1. White Light/White Heat (10/10)
2. TVU & Nico (10/10)
3. Loaded (10/10)
4. The Velvet Underground (10/10)

One of my 5 favourite music artists!
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From LedZep 05/29/2017 15:00
I can just look in disbelief at the comments here. They really were one of the most innovative bands ever, and if you're not 100% into them (like me) just don't rate. It's like giving the Beatles 50/100 cause you don't like them or diss Nirvana cause they have 'bad guitar solos'... I mean for example I don't love Beatles too much but it's not possible for a sane person to discredit the art and importance of these bands.
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From Onater 05/01/2017 23:24
For their first 3 albums these guys just casually invented entire genres with every other song.
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From LouReedPoland 12/28/2016 09:34
My favourite music group. One of the best groups of all time. My favourite albums are The Velvet Underground & Nico (*****) and The Velvet Underground (*****). White Light/White Heat is very good too (****1/2). Loaded is medium (***1/2).
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