Lou Reed - Magic and Loss

Magic and Loss

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tha138
70

Lou Reed is standing, with his eyes closed, at the crossroad of magic and loss, two notable words that certainly belong to his lexicon of inspiration and expression.

JustSomeGuy
87

Magic And Loss originally started as a concept album about magic, but after the loss of two close friends to cancer, Reed expanded the themes over to death as well. The result is the second emotionally-charged album in a row which hits just as hard as the previous Songs For Drella, but is arguably better from a musical standpoint.

To a lot of people, Magic And Loss is ruined by its overbearing themes of death. And I've gotta be honest, I understand that perfectly well. Unlike an album like ... read more

Gaspurga87
78

La crisis de los 50 explicada en un solo disco. Un disco que anuncia una nueva etapa en su discografia.

MarkPrindleBot
100

Holy cripes is this a depressing record. It's Lou's ruminations on two friends who died in the previous year - one of cancer, the other I'm not sure. Their names were Doc and Rita (at least, that's who the CD is dedicated to). The album is full of really somber, emotional guitar music and titles like "Cremation," "Goodby Mass" and "No Chance." The guitar tones are angelic, almost unforgivably beautiful - and the collection of slowly jazzy riffs and gorgeously ... read more

Porza9
80

Este disco aborda temas bastante distintos a todo lo que había hecho Reed hasta ahora en su discografía. Mezcla temas de la condición humana, muerte, magia y mitología creando una atmosfera un poco oscura y épica con su característico estilo rockero oscuro y algunas canciones narradas, otras más líricas. Se hace más denso que el anterior porque este tiene más canciones que son narradas (y largas, para eso), pero es bastante ... read more

SJCTurntable
56

An album inspired and dedicated to two of Reed’s Recently bereaved close friends was always going to be a difficult balancing act in terms of appropriate tone and treatment. On the whole, the pared back acoustic style delivers, and at times forms the perfect backdrop to Reed’s mournful and heartfelt lyrics. Those who state that the album has a monotony of style could point to the closing tracks, but for the majority of this collection, there are plenty of memorable moments to make ... read more

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