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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks Vitality, 4 Aug. 2006
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This review is from: Magic And Loss (U.S. Version) (Audio CD)
Magic And Loss isn't too disimilar to some of Lou's earlier albums in terms of its tone (for example Berlin) but what it really lacks which was evident on Lou's earlier work is a spark of spontaneity. A lot of the attraction of Lou's early music was that he sounded like an artist who was in danger of veering dangerously out of control. His albums could often seem erratic and also vary greatly in quality but he was always never less than interesting.

Unfortunately with Magic And Loss control becomes the order of the day. That's not to say the songs are necessarily bad or that i have a particular dislike for Lou's 'darker' music but its the clinical approach that really seals its fate in my eyes. Within the songs sparse arrangements every note is played to absolute precision giving an almost sterile sounding listening experience. Lou's voice also begins to sound really old and lacking the energy and range of his youth.

Despite the album's sombre subject matter it doesn't have to sound this way - a shot of vitality is what it lacks. Give me the grand decadence of Berlin any day.
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Initial post: 5 Nov 2013 12:26:10 GMT
Er, how old was Lou Reed when he made this album? Oh, 23 right? Of course!!
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