New York

Lou Reed - New York
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1989 Ratings: #13 / 153
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
1989 Ratings: #18
Liked by 11 people
January 10, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Label
Lou Reed, Fred Maher / Producer
Rock / Genres / Website
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One of Lou Reed's more accessible release whilst providing a coherent and interesting concept record upon his home, New York (Who would of thought) and in turn he goes back within the more traditional rock sound and alongside some strong lyrics on his ebhalf, New York has earned itself as one of his best records and it deserves it.

Track Review

Romeo Had Juliette 8.5/10.
Halloween Parade 8.5/10.
Dirty Blvd. 9.5/10
Endless Cycle 9/10
There Is No Time 8/10
Last Great American Whale ... read more


After a short-lived dive into new wave, Reed returns to his rock roots, making an accessible concept record on his home-city, New York.

New York has gained lots of recognition as being one of Lou Reed's finest efforts, showing him climbing back out of the insultingly simple records he made in the mid-eighties and managing to push his way back into the charts. With a straightforward albeit charming rock 'n roll sound and some of Reed's best writing in his career, Lou proves to everyone that he ... read more


I respect Lou Reed, but don't find his music that engaging.


I respect Lou Reed, but don't find his music that engaging.


This makes me feel like I'm walking the streets of New York.


Romeo Had Juliette ~ ★★★★★
Halloween Parade ~ ★★★★★
Dirty Blvd. ~ ★★★★★
Endless Cycle ~ ★★★★★
There Is No Time ~ ★★★★☆
Last Great American Whale ~ ★★★★★
Beginning of a Great Adventure ~ ★★★★★
Busload of Faith ~ ★★★★★
Sick of You ~ ★★★★★
Hold On ~ ★★★★★
Good Evening Mr. Waldheim ~ ★★★★★
Xmas in February ~ ★★★★★
Strawman ~ ★★★★★
Dime Store Mystery ~ ★★★★☆

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Track List

  1. Romeo Had Juliette
  2. Halloween Parade
  3. Dirty Blvd.
  4. Endless Cycle
  5. There Is No Time
  6. Last Great American Whale
  7. Beginning of a Great Adventure
  8. Busload of Faith
  9. Sick of You
  10. Hold On
  11. Good Evening Mr. Waldheim
  12. Xmas In February
  13. Strawman
  14. Dime Store Mystery

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