💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 The Velvet Underground & Nico

Master of Puppets comes in with a very respectable 7.98

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Position Album Rating
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06
2 Homogenic 8.97
3 Didn’t It Rain 8.80
3 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.80
5 Hounds Of Love 8.79
6 Illmatic 8.70
7 A Love Supreme 8.52
8 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51
9 Endtroducing…. 8.51
10 Marquee Moon 8.47
11 The Sophtware Slump 8.45
12 Spiderland 8.44
13 Untrue 8.43
14 Kid A 8.41
15 Low 8.36
16 Illinois 8.34
17 Loveless 8.24
18 Pet Sounds 8.22
19 69 Love Songs 7.99
20 Mezzanine 7.98
21 Master Of Puppets 7.98
22 100 Broken Windows 7.97
23 Tago Mago 7.92
24 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91
25 Ys 7.83
26 The Blue Album 7.71
27 Siamese Dream 7.64
28 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54
29 It’s A Shame About Ray 7.52
30 Like A Prayer 7.46
31 Is This It 7.40
32 1989 6.80
33 Achtung Baby 6.73
34 Definitely Maybe 5.90

It’s The Velvet Underground & Nico this week. Seen as one of the most influential albums of all time despite bombing on release, how good is it really?

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Best track:

  • Sunday Morning
  • I’m Waiting For The Man
  • Femme Fatale
  • Venus In Furs
  • Run Run Run
  • All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • Heroin
  • There She Goes Again
  • I’ll Be Your Mirror
  • The Black Angel’s Death Song
  • European Son

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Next week’s album:

  • Tricky - Maxinquaye
  • The Breeders - Last Splash
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
  • Jay-Z - The Blueprint

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Sunday Morning is one of the most beautiful songs ever. Love how each track is slightly different yet all equally good

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It’s a good record alright, but it’s not as good as Loaded or the s/t. Probably better than White Light White Heat though?

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Think I listened to it for the first time ever for Velvet Underground HGATR and thought it was fine (except Femme Fatale which was rubbish). 5/10.

Have to give this a 10 really as it is one of THE albums, and justifiably so.

Remember when Dunlop decided to soundtrack one of their ads with Venus In Furs? Standard…

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This is the first time I heard them. Such a weird idea for an ad :smiley:

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Overlistened to the Velvets generally but still a 10.

First time I heard them too - mindblowing stuff. Bought the album shortly afterwards :+1:

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We appear to have opposite taste in VU records. All classics though.

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They’re all strikingly different in character aren’t they.

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Really is one of the best ever. 10/10, should be top of this list so far.

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The first time I heard Venus In Furs it became my favourite piece of music for at least a year. Bought the album the next day. There is an argument that it somehow isn’t even the second best thing on there.

Easy permanent emphatic 10

Was going 9/10, because I slightly prefer s/t, but it is a 10 really. s/t can be an 11.

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I used to fucking love this record and listen to it all the time but now I hardly ever do. Weird. Prefer the self titled album cause it’s got Pale Blue Eyes on but this can still have a 10.

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Impossible to choose between about 6 different favourite songs on this record

Also, I’ve given it a 9 because I don’t think a 10/10 record exists but it’s really, really hard to put into context what an utterly groundbreaking release & artistic statement this record is. It’s probably one of the dozen or so LPs that deserves a 10 if we’re marking on the curve but just can’t quite bring myself to put it on the same level as What’s Going On or Headhunters or Purple Rain

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Incredibly influential. Paraphrasing here but I think the quote goes something like, ‘it didn’t sell many albums upon its release but everyone who did buy it formed a band’

It’s a stone cold 10 out of 10 classic.

White Light White Heat is the best one imo. I always feel like they really lost their edge on the s/t and Loaded, neither of which really interest me.

VU & Nico is good but I don’t listen to it enough

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“What a Clon”

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