Transformer (album) by Lou Reed
In total, there are 26 music albums by Lou Reed which appear in the greatest album charts and Transformer is ranked as the best.
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Transformer track list
|1.||Vicious||83/100 (58 votes)|
|2.||Andy's Chest||81/100 (50 votes)|
|3.||Perfect Day||89/100 (135 votes)|
|4.||Hangin' Round||80/100 (49 votes)|
|5.||Walk On The Wild Side||88/100 (151 votes)|
|6.||Make Up||78/100 (39 votes)|
|7.||Satellite Of Love||85/100 (84 votes)|
|8.||Wagon Wheel||77/100 (42 votes)|
|9.||New York Telephone Conversation||78/100 (44 votes)|
|10.||I'm So Free||81/100 (45 votes)|
|11.||Goodnight Ladies||79/100 (43 votes)|
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Yes, love Lou Reed and especially this album! Features some of the 70's most vital tracks! Still holds up decades later!!
I honestly wasn't sure what to make of this the first time around. I really enjoyed it in places and in other places I had trouble figuring it out. I'll definitely need to re-listen to it soon.
"Transformer" was Reed's second solo album. It was produced David Bowie and Mick Ronson and recorded at Trident studios in England. The Bowie/Ronson influence on Lou Reed's sound is very obvious, especially if you compare it to his first solo album. Many tracks give remindings of both "Honky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust", and Bowie himself appear on backing-vocals on several tracks.
Lou Reed's songwriting was never better than on this album, and with musicians like Mick Ronson, Klaus Voorman and other skilled people, the album was almost bound to be a classic. And time has proved it to be! There is a great variety of styles, and the Reed, Bowie, Ronson team is capable of handling them all.
The opening track "Vicious" is one of Reed's greatest rockers. "Perfect Day" is such a beautiful ballad. "Satellite of Love" such a catchy pop-tune; lots of Bowie influence on this. "Walk on the Wild Side" was Lou Reed's commercial break-though and "Andy's Chest" is an often overlooked pearl with a great build-up. And the rest of the album is just great.
I love how Bowie got ahold of artists & helped them propell their careers. You can hear Bowie on Satellite of Love. Lou is a great songwriter and his songs sound more amazing on this album than any other that he's put out including the Velvet Underground material. The subject material is captivating!! Very very very cool album!!!!
A solid record with an unparalleled track and a few other goodies.
@revolver94: As would I my good man. It takes a few listens to really start loving it, anyone who has realises this is one of music's most consistently great albums.
Best Tracks: Walk on the wild side, Perfect Day.
This album is wildly underrated. I'd argue it's in the top 20 of all time.
Best tracks: Perfect Day, Walk On The Wild Side
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