White Light/White Heat – The Velvet Underground (1968)

White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground (1968)

Each Velvet Underground album is a classic in its own right. This is the “noisy” one, the others being the “arty” one, the “quiet” one, and the “pop” one. This is VU’s definitive statement as an avant-garde band and is a dirty, sleazy, loud mess of an album, which might make you uncomfortable if experimental madness is not your thing. Clocking in at over 17 minutes long is Sister Ray, the all-time greatest song about drugs and having oral sex with a transsexual. It’s absolutely captivating and not boring for a single second. Even better than their near-faultless debut.

Choice Cut: Sister Ray
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