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Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
CRITIC SCORE
39
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Rank: #863 / 867
USER SCORE
37
Based on
45 ratings

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30
Consequence of Sound

Lulu is essentially a piece of shock art that’s littered with vulgarity both lyrical and musical.

30
Beats Per Minute

The whole thing comes off as either an expensive major label joke or nigh-impenetrable high art concept.

10
PopMatters

... they come out with what may be the most disappointing album in a decade.

10
Pitchfork

Audacious to the extreme, but exhaustingly tedious as a result, its few interesting ideas are stretched out beyond the point of utility and pounded into submission

59
The ingredients that are put into this album come off as one of the smuggest albums of recent memory. Taking two niches of varying degrees together to make a spoken word album that is bound to anger and disguise the rocksphere. It does a solid job at that, creating a humorous wave that will leave neutrals in awe. However, musically speaking, it's a tauntingly long, and dry album. There is too much awkward space to be filled by sneers.

Favorite tracks: The View, Dragon
86
An artistic statement that could only be made by the powerful combination of Lou Reed and Metallica.
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52
Obviously a spoken word metal album was doomed from the start... but it really isn't as bad as people said it was. The mix of poetry and rough instrumentals is a risky decision that sounded awkward and completely... unique.
However, I have a feeling that this is EXACTLY what Lou Reed and Metallica wanted. It combines the styles that they had perfected from the previous 30+ years of their careers. An album like Lulu was bound to have been created, so leave it to two legendary artists to be ... read more
Pitchkrof
0
yeah.. sure, Mr. Reed. come on, let's take you to bed.
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Added on: August 22, 2011