A little thought experiment I’ve shared on twitter today.
I’d delete The Velvet Underground & Nico. How about you?
Because… it set such a bar for cool that complacent copyists borrowed too much from it, rather than inventing something new. For every great record it inspired there was a slew of style over substance (abusers).
Potential downside: would Ziggy Stardust have still existed?
Upside: Loutallica would have happened sooner.