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The world of pop music was hardly ready for The Velvet Underground's first album when it appeared in the spring of 1967, but while The Velvet Underground and Nico sounded like an open challenge to conventional notions of what rock music could sound like (or what it could discuss), 1968's White Light/White Heat was a no-holds-barred frontal assault on cultural and aesthetic propriety. Recorded without the input of either Nico or Andy Warhol, White Light/White Heat was the… read more

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  • Avatar for Sergoy
    the most important record of 1960s
  • Avatar for fuzzcircles
    THE best Velvet Underground album !
  • Avatar for rhayader18
    So obviously the best rock album there is. No other album even comes close.
  • Avatar for Heat_w
    The Gift is absolutely incredeable!!
  • Avatar for rhayader18
    Changing lifes since 1968. [2]
  • Avatar for Janshq
    This album is so fuckign good
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    All four of the Lou Reed-era VU albums are among the best Rock records ever made. Personally I tend toward The Velvet Underground & Nico and the 1969 self-titled album, but White Light/White Heat is the reason these guys are cited as one of the big influences on Punk Rock. And of course "Sister Ray" is one of the truly iconic epics. Definitely a song (and record) best heard cranked to maximum volume with your mind-altering substance of choice in your system.
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    It really is. I can't decide wheter I prefer this or their debut; both are perfect masterpieces.
  • Avatar for Pager_Plant
    One of the best albums of all time.
  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    Changing lifes since 1968.

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