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#340: Berlin by Lou Reed

7.05.2011


Berlin by Lou Reed (1973)

Favorite Track(s): "Lady Day" and "Caroline Says I" and "Oh Jim" and "The Kids" and "The Bed" and "Sad Song"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) Lou Reed is another artist I've always heard good things about, but never been exposed to (I think). I've only just learned he was in The Velvet Underground, a band I tend to confuse with--don't hate me!--The Verve. Regardless, I have high expectations!

(Post-Listening) Ok, it was very, very good. It was much more sentimental and lovely than I expected. I think I always associated Lou Reed with toughness and grit and harsh, 'edgy' music. But to find he seems to be a big softy is a treat! And I'm fairly sure this is one of those albums that would grow more wonderful and surprising with every listen. Well played, Lou Reed, well played. I look forward to hearing more of you!

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Yep.

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