Transformer

Lou Reed - Transformer
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1972 Ratings: #51 / 104
User Score
Based on 652 ratings
1972 Ratings: #11
Liked by 43 people
November 8, 1972 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
David Bowie, Mick Ronson / Producer
Glam Rock, Pop Rock / Genres
www.loureed.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The sound and style of Transformer would in many ways define Reed's career in the 1970s, and while it led him into a style that proved to be a dead end, you can't deny that Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on life -- and a solid album in the bargain.

halbery
84

"But the funny thing is what happened to her nose, ooohhh
It grew until it reached all of her toes, ooohhh
Now, when people say her feet smell, they mean her nose"

are we sure lou reed didnt go senile 50 years ago

EDIT: ok this lyric is actually making me cry please help

morningsbell
92

thank you lou reed, it's as if this was yesterday

MickyT
80

In contrast with the dark and experimental work that Lou Reed was apart of with The Velvet Underground, his 2nd solo endeavour 'Transformer' is more oriented into the Pop Rock category but it also was a key album in pioneering Glam Rock. On its own 'Transformer' is a pretty diverse listen with a healthy balance between classic rock driven songs and piano ballads with production that sounds very pristine and memorable with the help of David Bowie and songwriting wise Lou Reed hits us with odes ... read more

JoopK
90

This album tricks me into thinking I'm actually in New York in 1972 and it is magnificent.

FritoRio
75

Good

Phedudu
100

I miss you Lou Reed

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Added on: February 4, 2013