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An audio movie....,
This review is from: New York (Audio CD)Lou Reed closed out the 80's with his best album in a long time, not only is it art but it is street art.
When I say that I mean the tales of "New York" that Mr Reed has woven about the life on the mean streets of one of the world's capitals come across as so real as to create the smells and sounds of what he is singing about.
The delivery that Mr Reed can't really be called singing, it's more like talking in pitch. The wordplay that is used to great effect here is like a modern day "Mickey Spillane" or "Raymond Chandler" novel. As always Lou has a swipe at the America society with humour and intelligence that is his trade mark.
This album is both well produced and played and will be around a long time for people who like their music with a sting in the tale, so do your self a favour and buy it and buy it NOW...