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Upon first release, the Velvet Underground's self-titled third album must have surprised their fans nearly as much as their first two albums shocked the few mainstream music fans who heard them. After testing the limits of how musically and thematically challenging rock could be on Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light/White Heat, this 1969 release sounded spare, quiet, and contemplative, as if the previous albums documented some manic, speed-fueled party and this was the subdued morning after. (The… read more



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  • Avatar for Heat_w
    Nice sleeping pill...
  • Avatar for Robesko
    This is basically the first Lou Reed's solo album, it has nothing of the previous two. Still a great album though.
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    This is insane, all of the VU albums are among the best albums ever.
  • Avatar for yxnarbo
    This is just staggering.
  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 10/10
  • Avatar for rhayader18
    @sbes114: If we want to be rational about it , yes, it's the best album of all time... I'm a crazy person and as much as I love this, I love WL/WH even more.
  • Avatar for Tymbolic
    if you don't like this you should be punched in the mouth
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    up there with loaded as the worse VU album, well done
  • Avatar for sbes114
    ok so i've said it 50,000 times but this is the best album of all time no?
  • Avatar for Maglor_T
    All this time I thought he was holding a guitar, not a magazine. [2]

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