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Pure brilliance in one small package
on 21 August 2004
Lou Reed is a man of many things. People say that he's miserable, oyhers say that he's rubbish. Most regard him as one of the foremost inventors of popular culture as it is today. He is inventive and witty and his knowledge of how to write a beautiful song is undoubted. His songs are about real life and a lot of people can't appreciate this fact about the songs that he has written in his illustrious career in rock. The best songs on this album are without doubt Perfect Day and Pale Blue Eyes. The latter been composed for The Velvet Undergrounds self titled third album. The legend goes that anyone who ever heard a Lou Reed composition has gone on to form a band. If that legend is to be believed then just about every band that is recording today has been influenced by the great Lou Reed. Five stars just isn't enough.