2014/08/02

The Velvet Underground/Loaded (1970)

The fourth album by the Velvet Underground, an American avant-garde rock band formed in New York City in 1964. The second album after John Cale left the band and Doug Yule joined, and the last album featuring Lou Reed. Unspectacular but pop-oriented compared with the first three albums, and the compositions written by Lou Reed are not so bad in quality. "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" are good garage rock numbers, and the songs in the folk rock style featuring Doug Yule on lead vocals, such as "New Age" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" are also impressive. "Fully Loaded" (released by Rhino in 1997) is a 2-CD set including lots of alternate takes, alternate mixes, and demo versions.<

Loaded

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2006/06/17

Suzanne Vega/Solitude Standing (1987)

A singer and songwriter from Santa Monica, CA, Suzanne Vega's second album. The sound is folk-styled guitar pop influenced by poetic singer/songwriters, such as Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, and traditional folk. Literate lyrics. Impassive and emotionally restrained style of singing. A smash hit single "Luka" is a song about child abuse.

Solitude Standing

2005/09/02

The Verve/Urban Hymns (1997)

The U.K.'s rock band led by Richard Ashcroft (vocals), The Verve's third album. Melodic, shoegazing and psych-oriented guitar pop. The sound is filled with the feelings of lightheadedness and euphoria. A smash hit album (#1 on the UK album charts) featuring 'Bittersweet Symphony' (#2 on the UK charts) and 'The Drugs Don't Work' (#1).

Urban Hymns

2005/07/27

Van Halen/Van Halen (1978)

American hard rock band. Edward Van Halen's dry-toned guitar and the string-tapping technique. 1st album. Includes a cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me".

Van Halen

The Vaselines/All the Stuff and More... (1987-1989)

An indie pop/guitar pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Featuring Eugene Kelly (guitar, vocals) and Frances McKee (vocals). A complete collection including releases from 53rd & 3rd label. 'Son of a Gun', 'You Think You're a Man', 'Molly's Lips' and others. The tracks included are the same as 'The Way of the Vaselines' released from Sub Pop.

All the Stuff and More...

Caetano Veloso/Caetano Veloso (1986)

A Brazilian popstar. Folk-touched songs with the guitar accompaniment.

Caetano Veloso

2005/07/26

Velvet Crush/In the Presence of Greatness (1991)

The guitar pop band formed in 1989 in Rhode Island, USA. The debut album released on the UK Creation label. Melodic alternative guitar pop influenced power pop and country rock. Much like Teenage Fanclub. Produced by the band and Matthew Sweet.

In the Presence of Greatness

The Velvet Underground/The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) **

One of the most influential bands of New Wave or post-punk movement (from the late 1970s to the early 1980s). 1st album.

The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground/The Velvet Underground (1969) **

3rd album released after John Cale left the band. Lou Reed's delicate and fierce vocals.

The Velvet Underground

The Ventures/Forever (1960-1966)

Pioneers of instrumental rock'n'roll by electric guitars. 2 discs. Contains 41 tracks. Includes "Slaughter on 10th Avenue".

Forever

Visage/Visage (1980)

The forerunners of the UK New Romantic movement. Electro-pop with danceable beats.

Visage