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Solid Album From Lou,
This review is from: New Sensations (Audio CD)
Occasionally inspiring and never less than solid New Sensations shows Lou coming to terms with modern technology far more effectively than many of his contemporaries. The mid eighties was a strange time in music because traditional instrumentation/recording methods seemed so deeply unfashionable even the musical greats felt it was necessary to compromise their sound simply to be heard.
Lou is largely successful here, particularly with the title track 'New Sensations'. His use of a drum machine in addition to band member Fernando Saunders highly effective bass makes for a Lou classic. 'I Love You Suzanne' is also highly effective - its rock 'n' roll spirit proving a great deal of fun.
Many of the songs lyrics (in particularly the chorus's) do sound a little repetitive especially 'Down At The Arcade' and 'My Red Joystick' but these songs do reveal themselves to be rather addictive on repeated listens.
New Sensations is one of Lou's most commercial albums (and poppiest) and that's by no means a bad thing on this occasion.
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2011 17:46:04 GMT
G. Donaldson says:
New Sensations is easily one of Lou Reed's most commercial and accessible albums, and displays a consistent knack for a cracking tune (somehting that would be abandoned a short time later). Excellent album all round.
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