Review of The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Velvet Underground and Nico

Alain’s pick for March 2023 had us listen to The Velvet Underground’s debut album, The Velvet Underground and Nico, which was released in 1967, but failed to really make a splash on the music scene until nearly a decade after its release for a variety of reasons. The Velvet Underground would ultimately go on to leave a legacy of influence and high regard in the annals of music history, and we decided to start at the beginning to see if the band is worth the hype.

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The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground

For March 2023 we will listen to and share our thoughts on The Velvet Underground’s 1966 debut and almost self-titled album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico”. This album is said to have been one of the biggest influences on rock and alternative music ever, but when it was first released, it was a flop, largely in part to its controversial subject matter. How does it hold up to modern tastes and sensibilities? Will any of us enjoy this album? Tune in at the end of the month to see our review.

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THE REVEAL EPISODE – What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 1

Reveal Episode - 3 Albums Connected

For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Darren Scott is up first and he chose The Modern Lovers self-titled album, R.E.M’s Reckoning album and Sonic Youth’s Goo album. Listen along as we reveal our thoughts and Darren reveals the connection.

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