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Transformer (album) by Lou Reed

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Transformer
Transformer by Lou Reed (1972)
Overall rank: 117th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,195 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (30th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (117th)

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Transformer Lou Reed UK vinyl LP album record INTS5061 RCA INTERNATIONAL 1980
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Lou Reed vinyl LP album record Transformer German NL83806 RCA 1984
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Lou Reed - Transformer (Vinyl Used Very Good)
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Transformer is ranked as the best album by Lou Reed.

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Transformer ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,195 votes)
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90/100
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90/100
 
100/100
03/16/2019 10:16
86/100
 
80/100
03/10/2019 23:16
81/100
 
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78/100
 
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03/07/2019 18:45
52/100

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90/100
From tw1nk
I was a child the first time I listened to this album and it always felt like I was listening to something racy and risque - as an adult, it feels like I'm listening to something that's intrinsically tied to my soul and very existence
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I've not had so much fun with an album in a while. One of my favorites from the 70's definitely! You can hear Bowie's production very clearly in some songs.
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Rating:  
85/100
Regarded as Lou's signature album. Top tracks:

Andy's Chest
Vicious
Walk On The Wild Side
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Rating:  
90/100
It simply contains two of my favourite songs by Lou, "Perfect Day" and "Walker by the Wildside". "Vicious" is a great track as well. This feels like a reimagination of Velvet underground's 60s sound.
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85/100
Ziggy and the Spiders rescue Velvet Underground's frontman's faltering solo career.
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Rating:  
85/100
From Fritz
At first sight some songs looked silly and some looked very pretentious. Fortunately I was wrong.
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Rating:  
80/100
This album makes me laugh XD
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85/100
From LedZep
Very charming pop record. That’s why I love Lou Reed, he can make anything sound nice (except Lulu heh). Some of the lyrics are naive and nonsensical, some are great, but the music always has that unique and cool “Lou Reed” feel.
And of course, Perfect Day is perfect and Trainspotting is a masterpiece!
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95/100
Prodotto da David Bowie, "Transformer" con "Ziggy Stardust" dello stesso Bowie forma un'accoppiata inarrivabile. PECCAMINOSO.
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75/100
This is the kind of album that's likely to grow on me with repeat listens.
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