Songs For Drella (studio album) by Lou Reed & John Cale

Songs For Drella by Lou Reed & John Cale
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 2,254th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 131 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1990 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (401st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,254th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Lou Reed and John Cale : Songs for Drella CD (1990) Expertly Refurbished Product
Condition: Good


eBay
eBay
Lou Reed John Cale Songs for Drella CD 1990 Sire Like New 075992614023
Condition: Like New


eBay
eBay
Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs For Drella - Lou Reed & John Cale CD KSVG The Fast
Condition: Very Good


  My favourite store:  

Lou Reed & John Cale bestography

Lou Reed & John Cale album bestography « Higher ranked This album (2,254th) Lower ranked (2,254th) »
-Songs For DrellaSongs For Drella

Upcoming concerts

May
18
Sat
20:00
Dexter and The Moonrocks
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, Nashville, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Apr
19
Fri
19:30
Parker McCollum: Burn It Down Tour
White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro , United States. United States
Tickets from $29.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
May
11
Sat
19:00
An Evening with Anita Baker
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States. United States
Tickets from $69.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Songs For Drella on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Songs For Drella track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 83 (29 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Rating: 81 (25 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 82 (25 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 79 (25 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 80 (25 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 80 (24 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 77 (23 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 81 (25 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
11.
Rating: 81 (24 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
12.
Rating: 83 (26 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
13.
Rating: 80 (25 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
14.
Rating: 83 (24 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
15.
Rating: 84 (28 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Songs For Drella rankings

Songs For Drella collection

Songs For Drella ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 131 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 131 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
80/100
 Report rating
04/03/2024 02:24 imacgill  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,59480/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
02/04/2024 19:15 asimpkins  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,04168/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
12/10/2023 23:11 Peio72  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 20278/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
11/27/2023 03:14 juanr1096  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,17778/100
 
45/100
 Report rating
05/05/2023 23:53 O.T.  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 84964/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Songs For Drella favourites

Showing all 17 members who have added this album as a favourite

Songs For Drella comments

Showing all 4 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From 03/21/2018 17:54
Songs for Drella is a musical retelling of the life of Andy Warhol as told by two of the great musicians whose careers he launched. Every song feels unique, and every one brings something to the table, my only complaint would be that Lou Reed sings the vast majority of the songs, John Cale only singing a third of them, but that’s only a problem if, like me, your more of a John Cale fan. You really feel the love these two had for old Andy, but they don’t act as if it was all good times, the album really does portray the life of someone who they (Reed particularly) loved and hated in equal mesure at different times in their lives.

The best tracks here are most of the tracks on which Cale provides the vocal (“Style It Takes”, “Forever Changed” and the spoken word story “The Dream” particularly) and Reed’s brilliant “Slip Away”, “I Believe” and the beautiful, haunting “Hello It’s Me”, which may be my favourite song Lou Reed has sang since the Velvet Underground.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 02/18/2018 17:19
Il secondo sodalizio artistico tra Lou Reed e John Cale, ventitrè anni dopo il primo. A ben guardare è più un disco dei Velvet Underground questo "Songs for Drella" che non il terzo omonimo dei Velvet stessi o soprattutto "Loaded"; questo proprio perché, per me, ciò che fa la differenza tra un disco dei Velvet ed uno solista di Lou Reed è John Cale. Sia come sia questo omaggio funebre all'amico scomparso ( Andy Warhol ) è sentito, sincero, crudo, non retorico e soprattutto non triste. In una parola: riuscito. Dopo di questo le strade dei due torneranno a separarsi, per sempre.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 12/03/2016 15:13
This album was written by Reed with Cale as an homage to Andy Warhol (= "Drella") right after his death. It describes Warhol's life in songs. Remember Warhol was the initiator of the Velvet Underground project that launched Reed's and Cale's careers. The album is full of emotion. Great lyrics. Of course, this is a dark album. But to me it's reed at his best.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 07/10/2016 13:35
A good album but let down by Lou Reed's talking vocals. Why can't he sing like he used to do? Apart from that, very good.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Songs For Drella

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1990
1. Violator by Depeche Mode
2. Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Nowhere by Ride
4. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
5. Bossanova by Pixies
6. Goo by Sonic Youth
7. Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
8. Repeater by Fugazi
9. The La's by The La's
10. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
11. Canción Animal by Soda Stereo
12. The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
14. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays
15. Soundtrack From Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
16. Flood by They Might Be Giants
17. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
18. Painkiller by Judas Priest
19. Facelift by Alice In Chains
20. Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes
Back to Top