- Audio CD (1 Jan 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: RCA
- ASIN: B000026F8S
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The album has a delicate, light touch and it always rewards careful listening. If you look at the list of names on the credits, including David Bowie, Mick Ronson and Herbie Flowers, it is no surprise that it reaches such musical heights.
Of course, the highlights of this album are "Perfect Day" and "Walk on the Wild Side" but "Vicious" is also worthy of special mention.
Lou Reed's mellow voice and the lyrics at once cynical, surreal and witty capture the attention first on this album but when you look further, there is just so much good music here. For example, the bass line on "Walk on the Wild Side" is wonderful and it really holds the whole song together.
If your music collection includes just one CD from the seventies, it should be this one.
His lyricism puts him up with Shakespeare: a modern bard for a modern time. By saying this, I am sure I am making it clear that Lou Reed's Transformer has and will stand the test of time and will continue to influence generations as it had influenced the punk scene in the late 70's. All hail Reed the revolutionary rhetorician.
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