Lou Reed United States

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 13,727.

Lou Reed is ranked number 101 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 25,155.

Lou Reed official website: http://www.loureed.com

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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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1972
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1973
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1989
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1974
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1982
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508
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1992
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1978
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336
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290
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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 best tracks

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Rating: 92 (466 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 92 (455 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 89 (321 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 88 (61 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rock N Roll Animal)
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Rating: 87 (107 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 87 (272 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Transformer)
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Rating: 86 (97 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 86 (45 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Street Hassle)
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Rating: 85 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rock N Roll Animal)
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Rating: 84 (73 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album New York)
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Rating: 84 (93 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (97 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (101 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (91 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (44 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Blue Mask)
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Rating: 84 (101 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Berlin)
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Rating: 84 (34 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Coney Island Baby)
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Rating: 84 (60 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album New York)
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Rating: 84 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Blue Mask)
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Rating: 84 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rock N Roll Animal)

Lou Reed ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 141 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.7.

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90/100
From DeusExMackia 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 Brandon8 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 Amirkhosro 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 crimson 09/28/2016 13:18
Sadly underrated. Yes, belive it or not, Lou Reed is underrated.
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From pearlmystic 05/19/2015 17:36
Genius, and one of the most consistently great artists of all time
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From PsychologistHD 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 Tamthebam 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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