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The best album credited to Lou Reed is Transformer which is ranked number 127 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 13,555.

Lou Reed is ranked number 98 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 25,088.

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Lou Reed best albums

The following albums by Lou Reed are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1973
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Total albums: 36. Page 1 of 4

This may not be a complete discography for Lou Reed.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Lou Reed bestography composition

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1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 14 0%
1980s 9 0%
1990s 6 0%
2000s 7 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 29 81%
Yes 7 19%
Live? Albums %
No 29 81%
Yes 7 19%

Lou Reed best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 92 (519 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 92 (504 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 89 (361 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 87 (118 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 87 (307 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 86 (111 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 85 (52 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Street Hassle)
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Rating: 85 (87 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album New York)
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Rating: 84 (110 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (39 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Coney Island Baby)
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Rating: 84 (105 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (71 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album New York)
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Rating: 84 (101 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (102 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (49 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Blue Mask)
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Rating: 84 (39 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Blue Mask)
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Rating: 84 (110 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 83 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Blue Mask)
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Rating: 83 (267 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 83 (99 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Berlin)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Lou Reed ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 143 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.3/100, a mean average of 82.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.5.

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From 12/18/2017 23:35
Possibly the coolest man in rock history. No one else since has been able to wear sunglasses and write songs about their sleazy life in 1970s New York quite like he could.
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From 11/07/2017 05:12
If you are looking to get into Lou’s solo stuff start with the following records on your way to becoming a big fan like me.

1. Transformer
2. Berlin
3. Rock and Roll Animal
4. Lou Reed Live
5. Coney Island Baby
6. Street Hassle
7. The Blue Mask
8. New York

Then listen to Metal Machine Music to clear your head and dive into the rest.
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From 10/14/2016 22:48
The best rock musician that ever lived. From The Velvet Underground and Nico to Lulu, his discography is filled with timeless gems.
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From 09/28/2016 13:18
Sadly underrated. Yes, belive it or not, Lou Reed is underrated.
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From 05/19/2015 17:36
Genius, and one of the most consistently great artists of all time
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From 11/09/2014 17:30
It's been a year and I'm still depressed. Disgustingly overshadowed by Paul Walker's death.
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From 10/09/2014 18:48
Brilliant and influential musician. Berlin has probably influenced too many bands to name, and Metal Machine Music has worked it's way into one of the most artistic and controversial albums out there, for good reasons.
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From 10/28/2013 05:50
Just heard that Lou Reed is no longer with us . It's A Sad Day another brilliant and unique songwriter has gone.Rest on the Peaceful Side.
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From 10/27/2013 19:13
R.I.P. Lou Reed 1942 - 2013
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From 10/27/2013 19:01
R.I.P.
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