What are your favourite Lou Reed albums?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by willwin, Jul 13, 2019 at 1:19 PM.

  1. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm awfully fond of:

    LOU REED

    All good songs and Lou sings them well. Rather poorly produced, but with a nice friendly feel to it. A casual get together and a general closet-clearing exercise. Represents one direction he might have gone in: relatively sincere singer-songwriter.

    LEGENDARY HEARTS

    One great song after another until the last one. Great little band, with Quine still onboard (though mixed down). Lou as the average guy he sang about on his previous album, trying get comfortable with marriage and overcome the last of his many demons.

    ECSTASY

    I'm not always up for "Like A Possum," but otherwise I'm down with every song.
     
  2. Pines Brook

    Pines Brook That sums up Squatter for me

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    The Blue Mask is the one I love, far more than anything else he ever did, including the VU. There is just something about it. There are some great other tracks he did with the VU and solo, but as far as albums go, The Blue Mask is the only one I feel I deeply appreciate from start to finish.
     
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Legendary Hearts
    New Sensations
    New York
    Coney Island Baby
     
  4. chumlie

    chumlie Forum Resident

    Transformer
    Berlin
    New York
     
  5. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    If I have to choose:
    Transformer
    Coney Island Baby
    The Bells
    Growing Up In Public
    Legendary Hearts
    New York
    Songs For Drella
    Set The Twilight Reeling
    Lulu
     
  6. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    A very solid album, I love his voice on that one...he even SINGS on "Heavenly Arms. "
     
  7. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I should give Lulu another chance, it is LOU after all :)
     
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  8. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    "Legendary Hearts" is my favorite Lou Reed album - but if you're suggesting "Rooftop Garden" is a poor song, we're not on the same page. I love that track.
     
  9. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    One of my all time favorite Lou Reed songs.
     
  10. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I don't think it's as good as the others, but I wouldn't call it "poor." It's fine for what it is, it just doesn't do much for me
     
  11. Berlin
    Magic and Loss
    New York
     
  12. Doctor Flang

    Doctor Flang Forum Resident

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    Berlin
    Rock 'n' Roll Animal
    Sally Can't Dance
    The Bells
     
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  13. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Sally Can't Dance is a trip and then some :)
     
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  14. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

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    I have the 12" single of Street Hassle which is my favourite of his solo stuff that I've heard, but haven't heard the album. Transformer is great, and I like the laid back strangeness of Coney Island Baby. I have to be in the mood for Berlin to be able enjoy it. New York was a fine album. Not so keen on his debut though.
     
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  15. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    The Blue Mask and Coney Island Baby.
     
  16. Doctor Flang

    Doctor Flang Forum Resident

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    I like the songs, playing and the production.
     
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  17. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    And what about "Animal Language"? The man was a poet :)
     
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  18. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Street Hassle is worth checking out---may be one of his funniest albums
     
  19. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

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    It took me 20 years to get the mood of this album, but I love it now!
     
  20. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    The story of Quine smashing his copy is Legendary. Would love to hear a new mix but it's fine as is.
     
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  21. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

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    Loved Growing Up as soon as I heard it. Why the grief over it, I don’t understand! :shrug:
     
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  22. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

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    Forgot to mention that I listened to Metal Machine Music for the first time earlier in the year. Really enjoyed it, but it may be a long time before I'm ready for a second listen.
     
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  23. stef1205

    stef1205 Forum Resident

    New York
    Legendary Hearts
    Ecstasy
    Magic and Loss
     
  24. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It's been played to death on the radio anyway :)
     
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  25. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

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    My favs:
    Transformer, solid. Bowie, Ronson, a great addiction!
    New Sensations, remember my times wandering through Europe 25 years ago. These songs were the backdrop!
    New York, took on his critics and rebounds his career until the end!
     
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