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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 95 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 15,266.

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 53,411.

The Velvet Underground is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 89,728 (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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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 (1,053 votes)Comments: 25
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Rating: 92 (561 votes)Comments: 6
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Rating: 91 (900 votes)Comments: 15
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Rating: 91 (452 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 90 (446 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 90 (394 votes)Comments: 14
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Rating: 90 (356 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 89 (303 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 89 (375 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Velvet Underground)
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Rating: 89 (385 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 89 (827 votes)Comments: 10
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Rating: 88 (388 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 88 (297 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 87 (319 votes)Comments: 5
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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 428 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 88.7/100, a mean average of 87.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 15.6.

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From 06/02/2022 07:19
One of the greatest bands of all time. They are more groundbreaking in some ways than The Beatles - but The Beatles have the edge because they had popularity along with their innovations. Still - the influence of the VU cannot be overstated. They have a perfect discography, if you discount Squeeze (which I admittedly haven't heard). Their debut is a perfect summation of all their strengths, merging their skills at experimental music, raw, punky rock and roll, and sweet ballads. White Light/White Heat is one of the most foreboding slabs of noise ever - easily their least accessible album. Their self-titled third album finds the band in singer-songwriter mode, crafting a collection of intimate ballads, interspersed with some rocking tracks and a weird experimental spoken-word piece (The Murder Mystery). Loaded, their major label debut (and their final album), was their big pop moment, their most accessible album by far, though still suitably weird and fascinated by the downtrodden - this is Lou Reed, after all. Every one of them a masterpiece. Inspirational!
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From 02/15/2022 22:31
Of course, you have to give them credit for two amazing records to start, but everything after "White Light/White Heat" is barely listenable for me. It is clear that John Cale made this group.
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From 02/03/2022 21:39
Oh my, talk about influential.
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Great Band
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From 05/13/2021 13:08
People like this band just because they want to seem cool....
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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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