What's your top 3 favourite Lou Reed (studio) albums?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MHP, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Minstrel Boy

    Minstrel Boy Active Member

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    Toronto
    I'm a big fan of late-period Lou.

    1. The Raven (This work deserves a lot more love, IMO.)
    2. Magic And Loss
    3. Ecstasy
     
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  2. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    NYC Man
    Voted for:

    Set the Twilight Reeling
    The Blue Mask
    Songs for Drella

    I love them all except for Metal Machine Music, though.

    Set the Twilight Reeling I pretty consistently vote for as my #1. The others aren't as cemented.
     
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  3. stef1205

    stef1205 Forum Resident

    Legendary Hearts
    New York
    Ecstasy

    ...that was rough, because man, I love them all.
    Please, if noone is going to vote for Growing Up In Public I'll have to change my votes. It is such a solid album.
     
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  4. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    Worcester, MA
    Transformer
    Coney Island Baby
    The Blue Mask
     
  5. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    Blue Mask
    Legendary Hearts
    New York
     
  6. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    I'm not voting because it's only three choices, but if I did Growing Up In Public would be on the list, it's very underrated.
     
  7. Alf.

    Alf. Member

    Location:
    UK
    Berlin
    Transformer
    Blue Mask
     
  8. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

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    NYC, USA
    Mine, too.

    Second three for me: Blue Mask, New York, and either The Bells or Metal Machine Music (kinda hard to comparatively rank that one, but I sure like it more than most of his). Songs for Drella is up there, too, but for me it's properly regarded as a duo record with Cale cf. a Reed solo record.
     
  9. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    This thread caused me to go back and read the Robert Quine interview from November 1997. Hard to read how angry at Lou he was after how he was treated post Blue Mask. I would have loved to have heard the original mix of Legendary Hearts.
     
  10. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

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    South East England
    Transformer, the Blue Mask, New York.
     
  11. Ziggy Stardog

    Ziggy Stardog New Member

    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    Easy enough for me to pick my top three:
    1. Transformer (an essential lp IMHO)
    2. New York
    3. New Sensations
     
  12. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ireland
    New York
    Songs for Drella
    The Raven
     
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  13. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

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    Katy, TX
    Well, it does have this gem:
     
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  14. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    There doesn’t seem to be a lot of love yet for Legendary Hearts and New Sensations.
    I think they are almost far and away his best.

    Then, New York and Transformer...and then Sally...and then Coney...
    I like too many!
     
  15. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Berlin
    The Bells
    Street Hassle
     
  16. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santiago de Chile
    Berlin
    Street Hassle
    New York

    Basically, my youth 's soundtrack. The question should have been, is there any Lou álbum that you don't really like?
    Answer: yes, but even so, they still have a place in my memories.
     
  17. Dan Burns

    Dan Burns New Member

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    Canada
    Surprised there's not more love and support for The Raven
    Edgar Allan Poe is not exactly the boy next door after all...
     
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  18. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

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    Santiago de Chile
    Aside of his studio albums, I think Lou was one of the very few artists that produced, not only a great live album, but two of three
     
  19. rainbow dome

    rainbow dome Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York City
    Street Hassle
    The Bells
    Songs For Drella
     
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Lou Reed
    Transformer
    Coney

    Then..
    street hassle
     
  21. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    Transformer
    Berlin
    Coney Island Baby
     
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  22. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    berlin
    coney island
    the bells
     
  23. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mobile, AL USA
    Berlin (a chilling song cycle w/Bob Ezrin’s production talents at force)
    Coney Island Baby (one of Lou’s warmest albums, Kicks notwithstanding. The incredible title track is one of Reed’s greatest).
    Street Hastle (the title suite is an amazing and moving work)

    These three albums have some of Lou’s most personally moving work. Berlin in particular meant a lot to him. It’s not a pleasant experience, but it’s ultimately transcendent.
     
  24. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    1. Berlin
    2. Transformer
    3. Songs for Drella

    With New York in 4th Place.
     
  25. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    well its at 0 votes right now....come on, throw a brother a vote, even mistrial has one vote :righton:
     
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