Lou Reed & Metallica ‎– Lulu

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Brandenburg Gate 4:19
The View 5:17
Pumping Blood 7:24
Mistress Dread 6:51
Iced Honey 4:36
Cheat On Me 11:26
Frustration 8:34
Little Dog 8:01
Dragon 11:08
Junior Dad 19:29

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deanowest

deanowest

November 28, 2017
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2
Here is my two cents. I love Reed. Metallica sucks. The album as a concept could work if he hooked up with a band that had more nuance. Can you imagine what this might be like with Melvins backing him? Melvins for all their heaviness would bring a more flexible and nuanced palate to the mess. I don't hate it. It's kind of a wonder it even exists. I spin it once every couple years just to see if I've grown into it. I haven't.
LPWJ

LPWJ

May 6, 2017
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 602527815978

Not for the common man alas 80% of the world (if not 90%) move along in the same mainstream without asking why, that's why that type of music is heard on the TV/Radio all the time, this is not that style of music, this is real

Both Metallica fans and Reed fans wondered what the fuqq they were doing

and the project was done anyway, that is not something bands signed on big labels usually do when the label decides, this is the artists deciding and ruling over their own lives, very refreshing...
triethylene-glycol

triethylene-glycol

January 3, 2017
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 602527815978
Long before this record came out I realized that I had so much respect for Lou Reed, yet he hadn't made anything I really wanted to listen to in years. Every single moment of the original Velvet Underground is a gem (the reunion CD not so much), and Lou's solo albums are occasionally OK, but don't stand up to repeat listens. This album is like that, an interesting idea that doesn't live up to the promise; it's not much different than any of Lou's solo albums from the last 20 years. Like Dylan, Lou's voice got worse and worse with age, to where it's uncomfortable to hear him sing-- perhaps Lou should have acted as lyricist only, and had someone else sing his words.
the_thierrym

the_thierrym

December 13, 2016
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 602527815978
I like Metallica
I like Lou Reed

I love this album: disturbing,terrifying and lyrical
the_thierrym

the_thierrym

December 13, 2016
referencing Lulu, 2xLP, Album, 180, 602527815985

I like Metallica
I like Lou Reed

I love this album: disturbing,terrifying and lyrical
the_thierrym

the_thierrym

December 13, 2016
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2
I like Metallica
I like Lou Reed

I love this album: disturbing,terrifying and lyrical
Myojin_san

Myojin_san

February 2, 2016
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2
I am the table! - Yeah, uhm, sure. What were they thinking?
w4toosh

w4toosh

January 1, 2016
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2
I also applaud both Lou and Metallica for doing something that nobody has done before. This is one album in your collection that you can't say is similar to much else.

Lou, who loved to challenge and frighten the people's expectations partners with some fierce hard rock. Lour Reed really had a different interpretation to "frightening us" than hard rock players do. Combining these two interpretations gives quite a unique performance. Would not be surprised if this album survived through the decades to be something valued by the future music culture. Similar to The Velvet Underground & Nico not being particularly popular at it's time of release, if you don't like the sound of this album keep trying until you begin to understand what they were trying to do.
jdusza1

jdusza1

March 16, 2015
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2

I applaud their effort to venture into different territory as the evolution of their studio albums comes to a halt.
GRRobertson

GRRobertson

August 4, 2014
referencing Lulu, 2xCD, Album, 529084-2


Having played together before and familiarity with Reeds back catalogue makes this collaboration unsurprising.

Based on two tragic plays in a similar territory to Reeds Berlin album, the cover of Lulu promises this will not be an easy listen.

Brandenburg Gate begins gently and acoustic before Metallica crash in for a mid pace thrash around. Pumping Blood introduces a string section contributing drones to compete with the guitars.

Beyond this point Lulu consists of varying tempos, elongated musical interludes (warning may contain jamming and noodling) and thrash with Reeds usual deadpan vocals and James Hetfieldoccasionally adding raspy backing.

At one point it sounds like Lars Ulrich is so bored that every once in a while he throws a drum down the stairs to see what happens.

As with all double albums a bit of pruning and editing would create a very good album, Junior Dad for example requires the removal of flab.

Placed firmly between The Velvet Undergrounds White Light/White Heat album, Like A Possum (from Reeds Ecstasy) and Metal Machine Music with a Berlin like narrative this is not an album you'd return to often......if at all. This is art writ large and is arguably a fitting coda to Reeds career, he wasn't bothered if people like this album or not. Whether it is the death knell for Metallicaremains to be seen (recent events over their Glastonbury appearance show they have have a mountain sized public relations mountain to climb that makes the Napster controversy look like small fry). Definately not the place to start for anyone interested in either artist. Approach with caution.