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New York (album) by Lou Reed 

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New York
New York by Lou Reed (1989)
Overall rank: 679th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 298 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1989 (10th)
Top albums of the 1980s (104th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (679th)

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Lou Reed bestography

New York is ranked 3rd best out of 34 albums by Lou Reed on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Lou Reed is Transformer which is ranked number 113 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,096.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 298 votes)
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From Johnnyo 05/09/2018 11:43
A real masterpiece and my favourite album by Lou.
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From PeterSmith 03/13/2018 20:22
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)
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From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 12:40
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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From Brandon8 11/06/2017 15:01
Lou Reed’s final classic album filled with stinging social commentary. Favorite line “It’s hard to give a shit these days”.
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From Kstoclet 07/08/2016 08:48
For Dutch speaking music lovers !

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From sssvnnn 07/06/2016 18:38
I simply love that album, I think it´s more than just good songs, it´s a way of looking at the world in an intelligent and passionate manner.
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From F1Aaron 07/06/2016 02:41
Straight up rock n' roll, nothing more, nothing less. Enjoyable all the way, you'll have fun listening to it with tracks like Strawman, Romeo had Juliette, and There Is No Time providing the goods.
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From garycottier 05/28/2016 14:54
Lou Reed's not quite love letter to New York. This is a stunning record as Reed rants about unscrupulous landlords, pollution, and, AIDS, and that's just three. Lou touches on about everything here and is on top form throughout. There are some fantastic songs including, dirty Blvd ., strawman, and, Halloween parade. Along with, transformer, and, Berlin, new york, is an essential Lou Reed album. Brilliant.
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From sethmadsen 04/18/2016 00:10
Last Great American Whale was fantastic lyrically... I wish I could buy the lyrics to this album cause the music is only ok.
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From hairymarx1 08/11/2011 22:59
'New York' is Lou Reed's masterpiece. It is a mournful lament to his own city. Reed approached this musically, by quoting the roots of American popular music, from folk to jazz to gospel to blues to country. With 'New York' Reed is the archetypal laconic urban preacher. Key track: There Is No Time.
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