The Velvet Underground & Nico – Self-Titled ALBUM REVIEW

Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkg7KFYSwc

Almost 50 years later, and the Velvet Underground’s debut LP is still an exciting, gritty, moving, and sometimes puzzling listen. A must-listen for fans of rock’s more experimental side.

What did you think of this album? Love it? Hate it? Why? What should I review next, eh?

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FAV TRACKS: SUNDAY MORNING, I’M WAITING FOR THE MAN, FEMME FATALE, VENUS IN FURS, HEROIN, THERE SHE GOES AGAIN, I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR

LEAST FAV TRACK: EUROPEAN SON

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO – SELF-TITLED / 1967 / VERVE / ART ROCK, PROTOPUNK, EXPERIMENTAL ROCK, GARAGE ROCK, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK, NOISE ROCK

Y’all know this is just my opinion, right?

SHOUTOUTS!
LOU REED R.I.P.
LAURIE ANDERSON

Comments

strangebrew420 says:

I like how objective the depictions of addiction are. Like they’re presented without clearly being for or against drug use

RED S7VN says:

This whole album is incredibly overrated.

Thug Is here says:

Honestly I think the album starts too strong compared to the rest of the album

Lawrence Lozoya says:

You went from a real funny bit, to begin your video, then went in on a straight up damn as all hell sad album… how’d you even do that?!

SuperSamSquared says:

What a clon.

Blue In red says:

FOREVER CHANGES BY LOVE NEEDS A REVIEW PLEASE!!!

No Body says:

I’ve never watch past the intro

2 flowers says:

Dam anthony youre just making me want to go listen to sunday morning

Bleak Solipsism says:

I could be wrong but where you’re saying Viola I always thought it was Cale on a Cello?

Semantics says:

Sunday Morning is an upbeat song about committing suicide

Flawless9183 says:

Review Surfer Rosa or Doolittle
And for fuck sake review Daydream Nation.

Lessley Lechuga says:

I love your break down on this, considering how complex it all is.
Subscribed.

lilboiwitnolif says:

This has to be my favorite intro to any of your videos

Vhorohiiv says:

I wish I was alive to see the exploding plastic inevitable with nico and the velvet underground live. That shit was said to have been crazy… playing and projecting a live recording of the song on them while they played the song. Along with crazy flashing lights and snippets of the Andy Warhol films in and out of the live footage… it would have been insane… the velvet underground is one of my favorite bands and I would have really enjoyed seeing them live…

Drive By says:

And i feel like Jesus son

ggthewhale says:

The cal part kills me everytime

KarMa 2 says:

Vevnumberound

emma duncan says:

Or as Christgau put it, “Nobody experimented better than these guys”

Wilhelm says:

LEAST FAV TRACK IS EUROPEAN SON

IM COMING FOR YOU MELON MAN

I WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU

natalia bałdyga says:

I love this album just for heroin

Killval says:

This album just brings me to that place. Idk what it is, or what it means, but it does every time I listen to it all the way through, this album was meant to be listened to all the way through as well.

DoubleW says:

Heroin is probably my favourite song of all time, as a used to be addict i can say it paints a perfect picture of heroin addiction, and it has helped me from slipping back.

ShadowCat says:

currently, my favorite tracks (in no particular order) are Heroin, Sunday Morning, Venus in Furs, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and Femme Fatale (which grew on me way more than I thought it would.)
All in all, while I wouldn’t call it one of the BEST ALBUMS EVER, it’s still a very creative and engaging record, and deserves its place in the Halls of Fame and such.

G0G0 DUCK says:

Am I slow? or am I the only one that realised how “andy warhol” is printed on the underwear on the rolling stones album cover “Sticky Fingers” and the banana on this album represents the fake bulge on the cover?¿?¿

Requin92 says:

White light white heat is better

Nick James says:

Lou Reed himself didn’t actually use heroin. He was writing about the dark, underbelly themes of New York City, especially of what he saw at the Warhol Factory. Nico was the only one who actually used it. Lou did however use amphetamine, which was a large inspiration for all the music on White Light/White Heat. I’m glad you mentioned There She Goes. When I was younger and I heard him sing, “You better hit her,” and the guitars and drums play those strong accented beats, I always got terrible images of battery and domestic abuse. My favorite is either Sunday Morning or Run Run Run. Album wise, White Light/White Heat is my favorite, but Loaded is a damn fine record too. Their self titled is garbage.

Sophia Miller says:

Great teeth

aeabottss22 says:

The Velvet Underground are the luckiest band to ever exist. Think about it, a few bad musicians came together, smashed out some noise, and are only talked about today because Andy Warhol thought they were cool.

Francis P.G. says:

10

Papapop says:

DRONING VIOLAS

Ryan Dean says:

I’ll be Your Mirror, that’s my favorite. Such a beautiful sentiment sung beautifully.

TG Special says:

One of my all time favorite albums. I want to say that Nico was a member of the band. Not just a guest.

Henry says:

I did give it a listen, today actually! Very early this morning. I don’t love it but, I do like it a whole lot and will definitely listen to all of their work in the distant future.

veerchasm1 says:

Cal is an assic

Bob Airhart says:

1967, Rocks greatest year in my opinion!

Dillon Hayes says:

The lyrics and the absolute Chaos that heroin breakdown into why it’s my favorite track! This album is great from start to finish

Gonzo from Space says:

Do slippery when wet

william moriarity says:

AN EXCELLENT TRANSITION

Between the Cal Intro and the actual review.

Deer says:

This was the first video I watched from the melon. It’s funny because I got the impression that Anthony loved Cal, not hated him lol.

Bleak Solipsism says:

Love and miss Nico.

Dash Mash says:

Such a fantastic album! Even the last few messy songs work so well

TheStrongBoyz19 says:

My favourite Velvet Underground album is their self titled, beside White Light/White Heat.

Gustavo Bahia says:

HEROIN IS THE BEST SONG

Emily Cahill says:

Heroin is the best …song

Hartman Gerold says:

Can u do a Jimi Hendrix album

Bennie Townsend says:

I like how he steps outside of himself when he writes his songs. It is really what makes the Velvet Underground deceptively simple.

Zazie Diya says:

Favorite album ever!

Jorrun says:

0:13 OMG! Those ARE the best teeth in the game!

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