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Nico, the Lonely Chanteuse

Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 21 March 1970

THE SLEEVE of the Velvet Underground's first album was dead right when it read "Nico: chanteuse." Not just "singer," because Nico is more than that, and the word "chanteuse" contains just the right registrations of the European tradition of chanson.

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