The Velvet Underground
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Blogs // 4 Articles

The Case for the Velvet Underground's Sterling Morrison
23 Aug 2015 // 8:02 PM

Even as the Velvet Underground has graduated from cult favorite to part of the '60s canon, guitarist Sterling Morrison has largely faded from public view.

The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014
14 Dec 2014 // 8:09 PM

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.


The Velvet Underground's Lost Chapter
11 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

Putting aside the music, the history of the Velvet Underground is marked not by innovation or inspiration, but by frustration and disappointment.

Time for a Repress: ‘The Gilded Palace of Sin’
29 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM

For people lucky enough to stumble upon the Flying Burrito Brothers, they made country cool. The music's simplicity and emotive directness, often derided and mocked by hipsters, could now be valid, vital and mean something to a modern audience.


The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)
25 Nov 2015 // 2:04 AM

Lou Reed and friends were miles away from New York City but that didn't matter a bit. These are fine hours of VU at their best.

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground - 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
25 Nov 2014 // 8:06 PM

Few bands ever had a year like the Velvet Underground did in 1969. Even fewer have a set that documents a year like that as beautifully as this one.


Counterbalance: The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded'
9 Jan 2015 // 3:51 AM

Jenny said when she was just five years old there was nothing going down at all. Then one fine morning she heard the 220th most acclaimed album of all time. The Velvet's 1970 swan song is this week's Counterbalance.

Counterbalance: 'The Velvet Underground'
23 May 2014 // 3:05 AM

Put jelly on your shoulder, lie down upon the carpet and dig into the Velvet Underground’s eponymous third album. A 1969 classic is this week’s Counterbalance.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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