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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.
Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for November and December 2014
30 Oct 2014 // 8:20 PM
In the last installment of "Listening Ahead" of 2014, read up on new albums by Marianne Faithfull and Andy Stott, as well as comprehensive boxsets of the third Velvet Underground album and the Bedhead catalog.
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 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.
The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
3 Dec 2013 // 2:10 AM
It's been 45 years, and we're still trying to figure this record out, but this expansive edition gives us the clearest picture of the band's murky sophomore record. It reveals the group's thorny vision for the album and perfectly honors the late Lou Reed.
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.