If you like The Velvet Underground and you haven't heard this album then fuck you.
Have you heard this album? The feels will drown you. They will pry your mouth open and envelope your insides with their webby residue. I only listened to this album because it came up on random in Wikipedia and it fucking kills me that no one here has heard it
If anybody is actually curious, the album bears no relation to The Velvet Underground. However, if you are familiar with the solo careers of Lou Reed and John Cale, it sounds exactly like what you'd expect if you put those together. Their solo careers were nothing like their time together in The Velvets, there was much less experimentation and much more pop stylings. That said, the album has about two good songs but more for the lyrics (seeing as they are all about Andy Warhol).
Depends on if you like Reed's lyrics and half spoken word delivery. I happen to be a huge fan of it so I dig the album for what it is.
But musically it doesn't sound anything like VU and isn't nearly as exciting
I'm not really sure how to score it
protip: if you can't acknowledge that WL/WH is historically their most radical and important album but that as a whole choosing a favorite is pointless because their first four albums are each completely different and completely perfect in different ways - okay
can you guys seriously not into songs? I'm all for the more abrasive stuff but if you can't appreciate the craft of songs like Who Loves the Sun and Pale Blue Eyes then you don't understand Lou Reed.
Pretentious, by definition, is to pretend that it's something more than what it actually is.
If you think TVU is not what people claim it to be I don't know what's your idea of music in 1967.
Who Loves The Sun is fairly catchy, but Pale Blue Eyes was just horrible, sorry man. If I had to pick something off their ST I'd go for Candy Says, Murder Mystery and After Hours I guess.
Not that guy, but this?
Not that guy but I hope you do realize The Velvet Underground were doing that sort of stuff in 1966 so you didn't really prove a point.
I love Parson Sound though. One of my favorite 60's albums.
Her minimalist drumming approach was prominent in many ways, but that's not what I'm saying. She did so not entirely by choice, but because otherwise she'd fuck up songs probably. Now imagine if after all those tame beats she goes all free jazz together with the band. Would have been something I tell you