From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
We're giving away a selection of vinyl from Frank Zappa, Paul Weller, Rory Gallagher, PJ Harvey, Brian May and The Velvet Underground.
Todd Haynes' new film explores the Velvet Underground’s story, stitching it into an intoxicating tapestry with the avant-garde film, art, writing, and music that were part of the band’s transgressive milieu.
Van Etten builds her version around floating synthesizers, beautiful string arrangements, and a stand-up bassline.
What were the inspirations that empowered The Velvet Underground to trash rock’n’roll tropes and replace them with the sound of the future?
The album is out September 24.
‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico,’ is out September 24.
The first single, ‘Run Run Run,’ from Kurt Vile & The Violators, is out now.
The film is set to be released in October.
The cover comes from Alice Cooper’s upcoming album ‘Detroit Stories’ out February 26.
The Velvet Underground are one of the most influential rock bands in history, founded by Lou Reed and known for their confrontational rock music.
Their tenure was short-lived, but their influence is unmeasurable, and the best Velvet Underground songs still dare you to think differently.
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.