"Sweet Jane" and Rock and Roll" are the popular tunes here, "Who Loves the Sun" and "Oh, Sweet Nuthin" are just as good-but basically this is the VU without John Cale (Or Warhol and Nico, for that matter) making an album that could appeal to Stones fans, or even maybe Skynyrd fans. It's also very good, and the chord progressions would be a much bigger influence on 70's rock than anyone has ever mentioned. Good songs, no real experimentation or punk/metal/psychedelic leanings. Lou Reed was more dominant in the band than ever on this album, but the other members do contribute to the sound. Think of "Ballad of Dwight Frye" by Alice Cooper, "Angie" by the Rolling Stones, or "Signs" by the 5 Man Electrical Band-that's the musical territory the first ever experimental rock band explore on "Loaded". In otherwords, it's good stuff-but NOT avant garde.