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1.0 out of 5 stars Over priced photo album version....., 31 Oct 2011
This review is from: Lulu -Ltd- (Audio CD)
Yet another over priced photo album set of one the the worst albums ever recorded. During the epk interviews Lars, James, Kirk and Reed hit key points that describe this album perfectly: unstructured, effortless, one take, challenges fans (FU Lars), the post black album Metallica stamp, no afterthought, incoherent, just went with it, different territory, in the moment, totally different realm, recorded right then and there, no re-working .....more like pandora's toilet. Watch the EPK even metallica knows it sucks. This is the sales pitch' to sell dog poop, don't be fooled it's terrible. The View is probably the best song on this album and that my friends it sad....very very sad. This album makes St. Anger look like Master of Puppets, I'm dead serious. Listen to this piece of garbage on the loutallica website before you waste your money. If you could actually stomach listening to "The View" track just be warned that the whole album gets worse and worse and stays in the same vein as that song. This album is Incoherent, drunken babbling over recycled, repeated rock riffs that goes on and on and on and on. The vocals suck, the lyrics are laughable, James is a table, and the riffs are garbage. As stated this is one of the top 5 worst albums ever created. I can't believe this garbage was even released......it's insulting to music and any music fan. There are lots of albums out right now that destroy this garbage: Evile, Warbringer, Megadeth, Skeletonwitch, etc. spend your cash on good music and support good music, don't support this trash or they will keep making it as they will just keep going making crap music with no effort because they know fans will buy it.
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2011 09:44:04 GMT
"There are lots of albums out right now that destroy this garbage: Evile, Warbringer, Megadeth, Skeletonwitch..."

If you're comparing a Lou Reed / Metallica collaboration to the latest in ultra-loud, nostalgic-for-the-80s thrash metal, you clearly have no idea what you're listening to... I like a good scream-and-shred, too, but the comparison is pointless.

Posted on 5 Nov 2011 08:34:27 GMT
Bob Trout says:
This man is an idiot.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2011 18:12:51 GMT
S. Cowan says:
"Ultra-loud"? Turn the volume down then.

Posted on 9 Nov 2011 15:50:35 GMT
its a very strange album, and i have to say that although some of the music is just about passable, lou reeds warbling drives me mad - he can't even hold a note whilst talking. i can't understand the collaboration at all. i agree with deimos that this really is a very poor effort, by any standard.
bob trout - you are an idiot - there, i've made a pointless comment as well. come on everyone, this isn't a slag-off-a-thon, its supposed to be a personal opinion of music. if deimos doesn't like it who are you to shout him down - you may love it, but a lot of people don't.
nicholas seeley - it isn't a bad comparison - aren't metallica one of the big 4? then comparing them to the rest of the bunch, which includes another of the big 4, seems entirely appropriate. if i buy a metallica album i'm not buying it for its string ensemble, or brass arrangements, i'm not wanting beethovens 9th - i'm wanting a decent bit of metal.

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 09:33:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2012 09:35:48 GMT
iot1 says:
This album was one of my favourite's from 2011. The review is written from a very narrow musical perspective. The production on this album alone astounds. This is Metallica in collaboration with an artist. Metallica need new subject matter for their music. It's the lyrics that hold their whole endeavour back, as can be evidenced on 'Beyond Magnetic'. The music is racing forward, amazing, then the lyrics nail it back into the same familiar territory. This album shows Metallica in a new context, and it's refreshing and groundbreaking. Metallica have achieved 'Master of Puppets', brilliant as it is I don't want that over and over for the rest of their career. And I guess, neither do they. I propose Metallica's next move should be a four side, solely instrumental project with a similar scope and scale to 'Tales of Topographic Oceans', a sort of 'Verses from Apocalyptic Seas'. Metallica are trapped by their subject matter. They need to drop the lyrics & vocals and unleash the full marvel of their musical vision. Buy Lulu, and savour. It's a step in the right direction for Lou & Metallica.

Posted on 7 Feb 2012 17:14:35 GMT
Andrea Costa says:
I borrowed this from a friend - the first time I listened to it I tought "Interesting...". Then now, after the fourth time, I'm just about to buy it.
I listened to something by Lou Reed from his time with the Velvet Underground, and even if not completely digging it I was quite fascinated.
Now, as a long time fan of Metallica, I think that this is a very good example on how a band can never ends its search for something new, instead of complacently popping out the same old fan-pleasuring instant hits. Four Stars!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 15:43:27 BDT
Film junkie says:
Groundbreaking no way if you say their next move should be instrumental go back and listen to Ecstasy of Gold. In fact listen careful to the instrumental genius of a lot of the albums.
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