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Old 03-01-2017, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Velvet Underground And Nico vs The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

This time the contenders are that of two landmark recordings of early experimental rock. One being the nihilistic, minimalist The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) and the other being the fractured and schizophrenic Pink Floyd's surrealistic The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967).
I realize they are on completely different ends of the experimental rock spectrum, but try to make an attempt at choosing one and please explain why. Also, feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and/or interpretation of your chosen album (or both if you wish). Keep in mind that there is not an "objectively superior" choice between the two, and the thought of that is absolutely ridiculous. This is merely based on personal preference... nothing more.
Anyways, in my honest opinion, they are both masterpieces in the realm of contemporary music and should be treated with a certain level of respect (for both their influence on music as well as their innovation). I feel that this might stimulate an engaging discussion or two... So help prove me right.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Velvet Underground - Great Songs.

For me it's that simple. There's ear rattling harshness in many of the songs. But, there's still plenty of memorable moments.

I haven't listened to "The Piper" in years (I own the entire Floyd catalog) But, everything prior to Dark Side is interesting but not great. I think it was Waters that said just before "Dark Side". Now we know what we're doing, and boy was he right.
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pink floyd is one of my favourite bands ever but the velvet underground and nico's album holds a very special place in my heart so i would probably choose it over PF's debut
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pink floyd is one of my favourite bands ever but the velvet underground and nico's album holds a very special place in my heart so i would probably choose it over PF's debut
Same. Fantastic album. Think I'll always love it. That and Loaded are my favourites.
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