New York (studio album) by Lou Reed
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The best album by Lou Reed is Transformer which is ranked number 134 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,437.
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Mostly shrill Schmylan. music was underwhelming throughout. At least Dime Store Mystery was pretty solid.
Lou Reed back to his best musically and lyrically. The social commentary still relevant now
A few standout songs
New York is Lou Reed’s return to form after pursuing new wave (yes, new wave) during the mid 80s. I do miss the production of Transformer and Berlin, but the songwriting is the real pull of his albums, and it’s great here.
A very fine record.
Lou Lou what to say about Lou Reed gotta his guts to release whatever he felt in his mind and heart at any given time with that being said I like this one it was pretty basic rock music with Lou poetry
essential track DIrty Blvd
I really like Lou Reed's style of lyrics and estetic, so this is a win for me. But overall this is really not anything especial.
A real masterpiece and my favourite album by Lou.
Yeah full of social commentary and often great lyrics - at his best when he's delivering a story and introducing interesting mis-fit characters. Stand out songs for me are the first three songs plus Last Great American Whale. However there are a couple of songs I don't like - There Is No Time and Good Evening Mr Waldheim, and I actively hate the jazzy Beginnings Of Great Adventure. But there is enough good stuff here to interest you and most of the tracks he delivers superbly with the New York drawl (even Good Evening Mr Waldheim is well delivered, just not too keen on it musically nor lyrically though)
Che rinascita quella di Lou Reed a fine anni ottanta ! Erano circa quindici anni ( una vita ) che non raggiungeva certi livelli e più di venti ( dall'esordio con i Velvet ) che la sua poesia non era così cruda ed efficace, così come efficaci, essenziali e scarne erano le musiche. Per i temi trattati ed i modi gli ho sempre preferito "Magic and loss", ma "New York" è una fotografia della sua città natale talmente nitida e senza trucchi che non può non destare ammirazione. E che nelle note di copertina ci ricorda quello che in fondo già sappiamo: "non puoi battere due chitarre, basso e batteria".
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