Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3078
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:50 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be The Clash's London Calling.

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

Image

The Velvet Underground and Nico track listing:
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

User avatar
BleuPanda
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3078
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:53 pm

We finally get to my favorite album, and the top spot of the album poll.

My ranking:
1. Heroin (second favorite song of all time after All My Friends)
2. I'm Waiting for the Man (118 all time)
3. Venus in Furs (281)
4. Sunday Morning (432)
5. All Tomorrow's Parties (649)
6. Femme Fatale
7. There She Goes Again
8. Black Angel's Death Song
9. European Son
10. Run Run Run
11. I'll Be Your Mirror

stone37
Let's Get It On
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:39 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby stone37 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:26 pm

The first six songs are fantastic (with the first one ranking in my all-time top 500). Songs 7-8 are good. Song 9 is filler. I rarely listen to the last two songs.

01. Sunday Morning
02. Femme Fatale
03. I'll Be Your Mirror
04. All Tomorrow's Parties
05. Venus in Furs
06. I'm Waiting for the Man
07. Heroin
08. There She Goes Again
09. Run Run Run
10. European Son
11. Black Angel's Death Song

antonius
Unquestionable Presence
Posts: 660
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby antonius » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:36 pm

1. I'm Waiting for the Man
2. Femme Fatale
3. I'll Be Your Mirror
4. Venus in Furs
5. All Tomorrow's Parties
6. Heroin
7. Sunday Morning
8. There She Goes Again
9. Run Run Run
10. Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

Nick
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2025
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Nick » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:25 pm

1. I'm Waiting for the Man
2. Heroin
3. Sunday Morning
4. Venus In Furs
5. All Tomorrow's Parties
6. Femme Fatale
7. There She Goes Again
8. Black Angel's Death Song
9. European Son
10. I'll Be Your Mirror
11. Run Run Run

jamieW
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1472
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:19 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby jamieW » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:38 pm

My rankings along with my personal song ratings again. I'll probably continue with the ratings unless it's an album that works better for me as an entire unit ("Trout Mask Replica" comes to mind. Not even sure I would've rated all the songs from "Exile" a few weeks ago, since most are around a 7 for me).

4. Venus in Furs 10
2. I'm Waiting for the Man 9
1. Sunday Morning 8
7. Heroin 8
3. Femme Fatale 8
5. Run Run Run 7+
11. European Son 7+
9. I'll Be Your Mirror 7
10. The Black Angel's Death Song 7
6. All Tomorrow's Parties 6
8. There She Goes Again 5

User avatar
whuntva
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1370
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:46 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby whuntva » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:58 pm

Our new favorite album. I put it at #19, but I do really like this album. No commentary this time, I save it for Radiohead.

For reference, back in 2012, only one VU song cracked the Top 500 ("Sweet Jane"). "Sunday Morning" was one of the last cuts, but will almost certainly make the list next year.

Sunday Morning
Venus in Furs
Heroin (another song barely missing the cut)
I'm Waiting for the Man
There She Goes Again
All Tomorrow's Parties
I'll be your Mirror
European Son
Run Run Run
Femme Fatale
Black Angel's Death Song (Every album has a dud. This is it)
" Ah, yes! Our meager restitution"

Chris K.
Let's Get It On
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:13 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Chris K. » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:46 pm

4. Venus in Furs
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
5. Run Run Run
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. There She Goes Again
3. Femme Fatale
7. Heroin
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 944
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Live in Phoenix » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:36 am

1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. All Tomorrow's Parties
4. There She Goes Again
5. Heroin
6. Venus in Furs
7. Femme Fatale
8. Run Run Run
9. European Son
10. I'll Be Your Mirror
11. The Black Angel's Death Song

User avatar
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 262
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby luvulongTIM » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:25 am

1. All Tomorrows's Parties
2. Heroin
3. I'll Be Your Mirror
4. Sunday Morning
5. Venus in Furs
6. I'm Waiting for the Man
7. Femme Fatale
8. Run Run Run
9. There She Goes Again
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son
Image

User avatar
Gillingham
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 904
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Gillingham » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:47 am

1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Venus in Furs
4. Heroin
5. All Tomorrow's Parties
6. There She Goes Again
7. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. Femme Fatale
9. Run Run Run
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

User avatar
Honorio
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 am
Location: L'Eliana, Valencia, Spain

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Honorio » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:51 am

1. Sunday Morning
4. Venus in Furs
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
3. Femme Fatale
7. Heroin
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son

User avatar
Maschine_Man
Unquestionable Presence
Posts: 594
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:42 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Maschine_Man » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:11 pm

An album so close to perfection. Fun Average fact: first time I listened to the album was on a plane leaving NYC. Scores out of 30:

27. Femme Fatale
26. All Tomorrow's Parties
25. Heroin
24. Venus in Furs
22. Sunday Morning
21. I'm Waiting for the Man
21. The Black Angel's Death Song
20. I'll Be Your Mirror
20. There She Goes Again
20. Run Run Run






14. European Son

Ulysses
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 40
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:26 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Ulysses » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:26 pm

1. Heroin
2. I'll Be Your Mirror
3. All Tomorrow's Parties
4. Sunday Morning
5. I'm Waiting For The Man
6. There She Goes Again
7. Femme Fatale
8. Venus In Furs
9. The Black Angel's Death Song
10. European Son
11. Run Run Run

User avatar
Romain
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 3393
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Location: Lyon, France

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Romain » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:43 am

The six first songs are all incredibles and all huge "hits" in my personnal playlist.

Great :
7. Heroin
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
4. Venus in Furs
3. Femme Fatale
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
9. I'll Be Your Mirror

Good :
8. There She Goes Again
11. European Son

Listenable :
Bad :

User avatar
Krurze
Different Class
Posts: 378
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Location: Hamburg

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Krurze » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:00 pm

2. I'm Waiting for the Man
7. Heroin
1. Sunday Morning
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
5. Run Run Run
8. There She Goes Again
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
11. European Son
10. The Black Angel's Death Song

chevisan
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:39 pm
Location: Uruguay

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby chevisan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:48 pm

7. Heroin
4. Venus in Furs
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
5. Run Run Run
8. There She Goes Again
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
3. Femme Fatale
11. European Son

Rocky Raccoon
Let's Get It On
Posts: 248
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:30 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:27 pm

7. Heroin (An experience as much as a song)
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
1. Sunday Morning
3. Femme Fatale
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
4. Venus in Furs
8. There She Goes Again
5. Run Run Run
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

User avatar
Listyguy
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2004
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Listyguy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:41 pm

Heroin
All Tomorrow's Parties
Venus in Furs
There She Goes Again
Run Run Run
Femme Fatale
I'm Waiting for the Man
I'll Be Your Mirror
Sunday Morning
The Black Angel's Death Song
European Son
Last two are just awful, but I love most of the others.

Henry
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1218
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:39 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Henry » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:47 am

2. I'm Waiting for the Man
7. Heroin
4. Venus in Furs
1. Sunday Morning
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
3. Femme Fatale
5. Run Run Run
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

The first five are okay by me. I doubt that I will ever agree with the high rating of this album.

Nassim
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1749
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:35 pm
Location: Paris

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Nassim » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:22 am

7. Heroin
1. Sunday Morning
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
4. Venus in Furs
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
8. There She Goes Again
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son

Toni
Different Class
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 12:13 am
Location: Ribeirão Preto - Brazil

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Toni » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:04 am

1. Sunday Morning
2. Venus in Furs
3. There She Goes
4. Heroin
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. I'm Waiting for the Man
8. I'll Be Your Mirror
9. The Black Angel's Death Song
10. European Son
11. Femme Fatale

A collection of emblematic songs. Each one is completely unique and irreplaceable, even if the last positions seem a bit forced.

User avatar
prosecutorgodot
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 862
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:53 am
Location: San Francisco, California

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby prosecutorgodot » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:54 am

1. Heroin
2. All Tomorrow's Parties
3. Venus in Furs
4. Femme Fatale
5. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. There She Goes
7. Run Run Run
8. Sunday Morning
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. Black Angel Death Song
11. European Son

Jonathon
Different Class
Posts: 252
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:13 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Jonathon » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:03 pm

1. Heroin
2. Sunday Morning
3. I'm Waiting for the Man
4. All Tomorrow's Parties
5. Venus in Furs
6. Femme Fatale
7. There She Goes
8. I'll Be Your Mirror
9. European Son
10. Black Angel Death Song
11. Run Run Run

Sunwoo1213
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:09 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Sunwoo1213 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:47 am

1. I'm Waiting for the Man
2. Sunday Morning
3. Heroin
4. Femme Fetale
5. I'll be your Mirror
6. Venus in Furs
7. There She Goes Again
8. All tomorrow's Parties
9. Run Run Run
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Sun

First Three are Great songs, 4~8 is Fine, and i don't like the last 3.

User avatar
Dexter
Unquestionable Presence
Posts: 661
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:04 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Dexter » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:59 am

1. Heroin
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Sunday Morning
5. Venus in Furs
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. There She Goes Again
8. Run Run Run
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

User avatar
IllumiThottie
Start Me Up
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: San Antonio, TX

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby IllumiThottie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:49 am

1) Venus in furs
2) Heroin
3) All Tomorrow's Parties
4) European Son
5) Sunday Morning
6) Femme Fatale
7) The Black Angel's Death Song
8) There She Goes Again
9) I'll Be Your Mirror
10) I'm Waiting for the Man
11) Run Run Run

krendler
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:15 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby krendler » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:52 pm

07 | Heroin
04 | Venus in Furs
09 | I'll Be Your Mirror
06 | All Tomorrow's Parties
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
03 | Femme Fatale
01 | Sunday Morning
02 | I'm Waiting for the Man
08 | There She Goes Again
05 | Run Run Run
11 | European Son

User avatar
Dan
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 796
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:41 am
Location: Newcastle, England

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:02 pm

4. Venus in Furs
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. There She Goes Again
7. Heroin
3. Femme Fatale
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
...will keep us together.

maverick470
Strange Fruit
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:55 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby maverick470 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:57 pm

7. Heroin
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son
10. The Black Angel's Death Song

Jackson
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 838
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Jackson » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:35 pm

1. Venus in Furs
2, Sunday Morning
3. Heroin
4. I'm Waiting for the Man
5, There She Goes Again
6. Femme Fatale
7. All Tomorrow's Parties
8. Run Run Run
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

I think all of the top four have been my favorite from the album at one point.

User avatar
ordinaryperson
Unquestionable Presence
Posts: 564
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:23 am

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby ordinaryperson » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:35 am

"I wish that I was born a thousand years ago. I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas. On a great big clipper ship, going from this land here to that, in a sailor's suit and cap. Away from the big city where a man cannot be free of all the evils of this town and of himself and those around."

01 | Heroin
02 | Sunday Morning
03 | I'm Waiting for the Man
04 | Femme Fatale
05 | All Tomorrow's Parties
06 | Run Run Run
07 | Venus in Furs
08 | The Black Angel's Death Song
09 | There She Goes Again
10 | I'll Be Your Mirror
11 | European Son
Wish that I could come out of your phone. Superhero powers. Burst out of the sand with a bunch of flowers.

User avatar
bootsy
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1053
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:38 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby bootsy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 am

4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
7. Heroin
1. Sunday Morning
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
11. European Son

User avatar
Moonbeam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 1227
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:40 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Moonbeam » Sun May 13, 2018 10:54 am

7. Heroin
4. Venus in Furs
3. Femme Fatale
1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. There She Goes Again

User avatar
bonnielaurel
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 958
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:48 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:28 am

2. I'm Waiting for the Man
4. Venus in Furs
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
1. Sunday Morning
3. Femme Fatale
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son
7. Heroin
5. Run Run Run
8. There She Goes Again
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

User avatar
fasbjd
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon May 21, 2018 6:21 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby fasbjd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:51 pm

1. Heroin
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Sunday Morning
4. Venus in Furs
5. Femme Fatale
6. Run Run Run
7. All Tomorrow's Parties
8. European Son
9. There She Goes Again
10. I'll Be Your Mirror
11. Black Angel's Death Song

User avatar
woodymac
Are You Experienced?
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:56 am
Location: Virginia

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby woodymac » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:01 am

01 | Sunday Morning
02 | Heroin
03 | I'm Waiting for the Man
04 | Venus In Furs
05 | Femme Fatale
06 | All Tomorrow's Parties
07 | European Son
08 | Run Run Run
09 | The Black Angel's Death Song
10 | There She Goes Again
11 | I'll Be Your Mirror
What will happen in the morning
when the world it gets so crowded that you can’t look out the window in the morning?

User avatar
Elder
Strange Fruit
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:59 pm

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

Postby Elder » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:33 pm

4. Venus in Furs
7. Heroin
3. Femme Fatale
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
1. Sunday Morning
5. Run Run Run
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
8. There She Goes Again
11. European Son
Losing My Edge


Return to “Rank the tracks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests