Anybody else a fan? I was actually turned onto the Velvets via the HTF (DonaldB recommended them). I've listened to everyone of their albums several times each, and can honestly say they are one of my favorite groups. How I rank the albums: The Velvet Underground & Nico-#2-the album of 1967. The Nico bits can be weak (especially I'll Be Your Mirror) and I can't stand Sunday Morning (Reed doesn't do sweet well. Good thing they brought in Yule later to do that). Heroin, on the other hand, is their masterpiece. I'm Waiting for the Man, There She Goes Again, European Son, Run Run Run, All Tomorrow's Parties, and Femme Fatale (I guess I may like Nico after all) are all classics. White Light/White Heat-#1-The Velvet's best, in my opinon. They have the attitude down pat here. This is what punk wants to be. White Light/White Heat is such a fantastic song. Then you go into the oddity that is The Gift, which only the Underground could make compelling. You got Lady Godiva's Operation, which I've never really liked all that much (although I like Reed's screaming some of the words out), into the mellow of Here She Comes Now. It's really setting you up for the last two brain busters, I Heard Her Call My Name, with it's fierce, almost free-jazz like guitar solos and other crunching noise, and Sister Ray. Sister Ray is so great, that it requires repeat listens. At 17 minutes, it's never boring, it never stutters. The keyboard sounds like Ray Manzerik out of hell. The guitar is so distorted they actually had to cut it down for the CD. The lyrics are fantastically demented (Whip it on me Jim, whip it on me Jim). Brilliant. The Velvet Underground-#3-The mellow album. I like it, but not near as much as the rough, rumble, and rowdy Velvets. Especially love After Hours and the slip back into the weird with The Murder Mystery. Loaded-#4-My least favorite album, it still features 4 classic songs-Sweet Jane, Rock and Roll, Oh! Sweet Nuthin, and New Age. So, I'm all up for any discussion on this group!