Reed, Lou

Music CD - 2011
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Originally Lulu was created by Lou Reed as a theatrical production in Berlin. After meeting Metallica at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009, both parties decided that they wanted to make more music together. Reed then asked the band to take his piece to the next level. The end result is this two-CD collaboration.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros., 2011.
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (88 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Metallica (Musical group)


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Feb 18, 2014
  • 8372s rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I gave this album 5 stars simply because Lou and Metallica attempted to do something different. The result is pretty interesting, however I can see why it didn't appeal to the masses. That being said the song Junior Dad is fantastic.

Oct 28, 2013
  • Digival rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

if you are discovering the music of Lou Reed for the first time IGNORE THIS ALBUM!

Pick anything else he has done.
Better yet - start with the Velvet Underground and work your way through the years.

By the time you've spanned the decades and reach this album you might be able to forgive him just because what proceeded this was so good.

Rest in peace, Lou.

Oct 27, 2013
  • RC1207 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This album is plagued with excruciatingly long, monotonous, bare boned, sloppy tracks with off timed vocals that contain lyrics that can at times be sillier than what was conjured up from Morbid Angel's worst album, Illud Divinum Insanus. For the love of all that is holy, avoid this album at all costs.

Jul 11, 2013
  • leah_p rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

What the eff did I just listen to. If this is intended to be a reincarnation of the opera... listen to Berg's version instead.

May 28, 2012
  • Jean-Pierre Lebel rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Let it be known that this is a collaborative effort between Lou Reed and Metallica. Lou Reed wrote the material, and sings the words, while Metallica provides the musical support and backing vocals. This is a concept album based on a pair of play by the same name written in Germany more than 100 years ago. Concept albums are fine when they work, it was my experience that this didn't work. Lou Reed's vocal style at some points is simply embarrassing to hear. For Metallica and metal fans, stay away from this unless you're open-minded. Marginally recommended for fans of Velvet Underground.

May 19, 2012

WOW - what happened here? you would thing that Lou Reed & Metallica would be a cool mix, but this was like being at a school talent show hoping it would get better and it never does. The CD disks would be better used as frisbees.

Dec 22, 2011

Agreed, Bewlay, Truly perplexing.

Dec 21, 2011
  • Bewlay rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Gets the vote for worst album of 2011. Not a good pairing. Not sure which is more annoying: Lou Reed's lyrics, James Hetfield's vocal cheerleading or Lars Ulrich's heavy handed percussion.


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