New York (studio album) by Lou Reed

New York
New York by Lou Reed
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 709th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 383 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (107th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (709th)
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New York by Lou Reed Rare 1990 Sire Records Malaysia Cassette Brand New SEALED
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Time left: 59m 58s
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Lou Reed New York original CD 1989 Dirty Blvd Velvet Underground
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 7h 10m 36s
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LOU REED - New York Superstar - UK Fame series issue of the 11-track Cassette
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Time left: 12h 37m 50s
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Lou Reed bestography

New York is ranked 3rd best out of 36 albums by Lou Reed on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Lou Reed is Transformer which is ranked number 126 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,879.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 383 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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From 06/28/2020 19:22
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.
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From 12/30/2019 15:49
A very fine record.
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From 05/26/2019 18:52
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
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70/100
From 12/09/2018 05:56
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.
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From 05/09/2018 11:43
A real masterpiece and my favourite album by Lou.
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75/100
From 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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80/100
From 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 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 07/08/2016 08:48
For Dutch speaking music lovers !

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From 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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