153 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground

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.


One response to “153 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground”

  1. Eric

    Moe Tucker is adorable singing “After Hours.” She’s not adorable being a right-wing Tea Party fanatic later on.

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