I have to admit the album kinda grown back to me. Lou Reed vocals still sucked (outside Sunday Morning), the last two tracks The blacks angel death song is still unlistenable noisy jamming. The songs in the album really needed some pruning to a more compact length. However the melodies are there and although I believe that post-classical conversion it's harder to discover album I think is great (as they are now competing against the standard of Beethoven).
I actually think it's easier to discover music that I think is solid 11/15 type album. once you go through 20th century music with the unlistenableness of atonal music, the disjointness of Stravinsky's juxtaposition and the tedium/repetitiveness of minimalism. Everything seems more listenable and more well paced compared to that garbage and I find myself more forgiving to any piece of music if I could hear a solid hook here and there on it. Some noisy unlistenable noise in a rock song may be offputting but compare to ultraserialism it's perfectly catchy, Music that sounds clumsily put together with inadequate transition, I'll still penalised but when compare to Stravinsky's juxtaposition it would sounds reasonably smooth, pop songs that are repetitive and harmonically static sounds more varied and harmonically dynamic that minimalism.
The consequences is that stuff like the jamming of Black Angel's death song and European son I may ultimately dislike but my disliked for it is no longer hatred and hence has less penalty on the grade of the album. The song length and drone of all tomorrow's parties and heroin is still excessively long and would be improved with some editing but I find it less annoying and less boring than used to. Combined this with me already pre-existingly significantly really enjoy Sunday Morning and the 3 Nico songs means that it's probably worth an 11/15 - Hex 9 rating
Now VelveT Underground are no longer a 0 star artist but now has upgraded itself to a 1 star rating.
They are now ranked 117 greatest artist of all time (note that Coldplay are 116 )