Lou Reed Discography

Lou Reed was the musical embodiment of New York City in all its various dichotomies: crass, intellectual, crazy, cunning, homosexual, heterosexual, senator, strung-out…

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[Review] Lou Reed (1972)

Loaded with leftovers from Velvet Underground, Lou Reed’s first is pretty eggcellent if not quite as electrifying as Transformer.

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[Review] Lou Reed: Berlin (1973)

Reed recycles some old bits into a brilliant concept album about domestic abuse, produced by the king of the concept album, Bob Ezrin.

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Lou Reed: Transformer (1972)

Whether or not you bought into the idea of Lou Reed the bisexual glam rocker, the transformation from underground hero to solo superstar…

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Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby (1975)

Good enough to wash away from the bad feelings from his last record, this is the lamb offered after the lion’s slaughter.

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Lou Reed: “Video Violence” (1986)

The trouble with Mistrial, most Lou Reed albums really, is the appalling absence of horns. Apparently. So RCA released a Special AOR Remix…

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Lou Reed: Rock n Roll Animal (1974)

Epic renditions of V.U. classics including thirteen minutes of “Heroin.” You’re only getting five songs, but nearly 50 minutes of pure awesomeness.

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