Metal Machine Music

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1975 Ratings: #80 / 90
User Score
Based on 158 ratings
1975 Ratings: #45
Liked by 4 people
July 1, 1975 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Lou Reed / Producer
Noise, Harsh Noise, Drone / Genres
www.loureed.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

87
Pitchfork
Lou Reed’s 1975 album has been called one of the worst albums ever made. The truth is it is the product of genuine love and passion, still exhilarating and bursting with possibility four decades on.
PreeMo
5

"This is my favourite release of all time. It heavily influenced my thought process while making the new double album..."

- Corey Feldman, 2016

WhatTheFunk
67

I understand you.

In the frightening hypothesis that you could only take one and only one album to the famous desert island, it is likely that Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" is not in your priorities. Logic: who would want to deal with solitude for the rest of their life with 64 minutes (and 4 seconds) of harsh larsens and white noise? Because that's exactly what this "record" contains...

But imagine that, by a sudden and cruel bifurcation of fate, things come to the ... read more

MickyT
50

For an album that's often brought up in the worst albums of all time conversation, it sure is boring. Influential, but boring.

OswaldDatenzwal
NR

"No one I know has listened to it all the way through including myself."- Lou Reed on the liner notes of this album

ciruelman
30

Even though is influential, is incredibly basic and it does not have any interesting part that doesn't boiled to random noises.

QueenOfDenmark
80

Part 1 ~ ★★★★☆
Part 2 ~ ★★★★☆
Part 3 ~ ★★★★☆
Part 4 ~ ★★★★☆

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Track List

  1. Metal Machine Music, Part 1
  2. Metal Machine Music, Part 2
  3. Metal Machine Music, Part 3
  4. Metal Machine Music, Part 4
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Added on: February 22, 2013