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The Velvet Underground - Loaded
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 221 ratings
1970 Ratings: #8
September 1, 1970 / Release Date
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Cotillion / Label
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100
AllMusic

Sterling Morrison once said of Loaded, "It showed that we could have, all along, made truly commercial sounding records," but just as importantly, it proved they could do so without entirely abandoning their musical personality in the process. It's a pity that notion hadn't occurred to anyone a few years earlier.

StellaTheDiver
89
Loaded, pff, more like Loaded with fun!.. Loaded leaves behind any sort of experimental and avant-garde sound, and instead embraces full pop rock. It's simply a laid back album, with alot of catchy tune, and playful lyrics and instrumentation. Velevt really manages to get a smile on a face in this record.

Favs: Rock and Roll, Sweet Jane, Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
EMR
86
Bright and much less somber (yet quite as catchy and delightful) as their previous albums, Loaded highlighted a landmark period in Music: the downfall of Velvet Underground.
83
“Loaded” is a nice combination of what I’ve enjoyed about the previous three Velvet Underground records. “Loaded” mixes in some of the nice experimentation from “The Velvet Underground & Nico” and “White Light/White Heat” with the more pop friendly take of “The Velvet Underground.”

“Loaded” starts off incredibly strong with “Who Loves the Sun” and “Rock & Roll,” which both feel like ... read more
chairycherry
57
Another album that I swore I loved like less than a year ago, was a 98/100 on my account before this, it's like I listened to it like twice, not paying any attention to it, but heard the stellar intro track clearly, and only remembered the nice parts of the album, and was extremely influenced by what others said about this, oh wait, that's what happened, and that's why I stopped using that account. Yeah, I'm not really feeling this album for the majority of it. Now I wouldn't call The Velvet ... read more
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Track List

  1. Who Loves The Sun
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Rock And Roll
  4. Cool It Down
  5. New Age
  6. Head Held High
  7. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  8. I Found A Reason
  9. Train Round The Bend
  10. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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Added on: February 12, 2013