AOTY 2018
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 232 ratings
1970 Ratings: #9
September 1, 1970 / Release Date
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Cotillion / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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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.

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'
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.
This is truly The Velvet Underground for the common listener and certainly sounds exciting. It still has Lou Reed and all his quirks and charisma with a dash of accessibility.
NY art punks The Velvet Underground shed their gritty style and put together one hell of a pop album. The album isn't as game changing as their debut but that doesn't take away from the experience.
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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