Friday, November 4, 2011
Lou Reed and Metallica: Lulu review
I listened to it so you don't have to. Don't do it. It's not as bad as the wags on the internet are saying but the nicest way I can put it is that it is an uninteresting train wreck for everyone involved except for the final track. A total mismatch of styles, intensity and aim and while the lyrics are kind of interesting, it does little to save the record. There's a lot funnier and wittier critiques out there if you really want to get into it but the bottom line is that this will only disappoint any fan of either artist and makes me wonder who it was actually made for. The only conclusion I can come up with is Lou Reed is the straightest faced comedian in the world - in fact, he is the Neil Hamburger of modern rock.