The Velvet Underground & Nico is an album trapped inside a hall of mirrors – it’s one rock sound reinterpreted in a different kooky and introspective mirror. It’s eleven tracks have inspired dozens of sub-genres of alternative rock music, many of which are represented here. Many modern music artists echo Lou Reed and Nico’s voices and the band’s tight guitar grooves and trippy noise experimentation. Lyrically, songwriters pen their songs with an observant and critical lens worn in a lazy fashion. Allow these artists to expand your appreciation for this seminal 1967 album and learn how its sounds have been reinterpreted and given tribute in music today.

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