500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Velvet Underground, 'Loaded'
110/500

110. The Velvet Underground, 'Loaded'

Cotillion, 1970

Lou Reed quit the Velvets just before their fourth album was finished. But he left behind two perfect hits ("Sweet Jane," "Rock & Roll") and a record that highlights the doo-wop roots and Sun Records crackle buried in VU's noir-guitar maelstrom.

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