Transformer (studio album) by Lou Reed

Transformer
Transformer by Lou Reed
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 125th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,339 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (32nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (125th)
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Transformer is ranked as the best album by Lou Reed.

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Rating: 87 (291 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 92 (491 votes)Comments: 6
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,339 votes)
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10/22/2020 17:10 HanoiJane  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 63883/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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90/100
From 05/27/2020 21:10
Good album favorite and loveable songs are: Walk On The Wild Side, Andy´s Chest, Vicious, Satellite of Love.

I like the bass in Walk On The Wild Side. Very good arrangement and perfect singer.
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95/100
From 02/21/2020 21:27
love it
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From 01/05/2020 23:28
The king of cool reigns supreme! Not the best musicians, not the best singer, but who cares about that. These beautifully imperfect songs are absolutely perfect.
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From 12/29/2019 18:54
Near perfect.
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From 01/25/2019 11:46
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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From 09/25/2018 04:51
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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From 09/02/2018 00:28
Regarded as Lou's signature album. Top tracks:

Andy's Chest
Vicious
Walk On The Wild Side
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90/100
From 07/01/2018 13:18
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
From 06/09/2018 22:41
Ziggy and the Spiders rescue Velvet Underground's frontman's faltering solo career.
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85/100
From 05/14/2018 14:35
At first sight some songs looked silly and some looked very pretentious. Fortunately I was wrong.
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