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New Sensations
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on 5 July 2017
Have the LP but must have the cd . It is seriously good. Lou can be a bit hit and miss, but not with this one
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on 29 December 2007
I have been completing my Lou Reed collection and putting the harder to find, more expensive ones last. This is a wonderful Lou Reed album, probably one of his best, but mainly available as a Japanese Import.
For some reason the last few albums from the Eighties (before the "return to glory" of New York) do not seem to have been reissued on CD.
I must confess to finding Metal Machine Music relaxing, and Lou is not for everyone, but if you like more than, say, three Lou Reed albums then you will really like this one.
I'm not going to do a track by track breakdown or anything actually helpful, but as Kevin Smith might say "Check this out"
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on 26 August 2016
I could be here all day putting a review on for Lou Reed, but i got it for a decent price.
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on 15 May 2016
Big Fan..
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on 16 February 2015
Great value Lou Reed Album. All as described and very prompt service.
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VINE VOICEon 5 August 2006
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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on 18 October 2002
Wow, what a great album. From the rocking opener I Love You Suzanne this is one song after another of Lou at his melodic best, with horns, keyboards and backing singers used to great effect. As a celebration of life, it does occasionally hint at the dark side (like violence in Endlessly Jealous, My Friend George and loneliness in What Becomes A Legend Most) but the overall impression is one of finding magic in everyday experiences. My favourite tracks are Doing The Things … with its glorious girl chorus and the almost ethereal, breezy High In The City (“Don’t wanna talk politics today/Feelin’ pretty witty/Getting’ high off of the city …” and that just about sums up the mood of the album.
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on 18 March 2006
Wow, what a great album. From the rocking opener I Love You Suzanne this is one song after another of Lou at his melodic best, with horns, keyboards and backing singers used to great effect. As a celebration of life, it does occasionally hint at the dark side (like violence in Endlessly Jealous, My Friend George and loneliness in What Becomes A Legend Most) but the overall impression is one of finding magic in everyday experiences. My favourite tracks are Doing The Things ... with its glorious girl chorus and the almost ethereal, breezy High In The City ("Don't wanna talk politics today/Feelin' pretty witty/Getting' high off of the city ..." and that just about sums up the mood of the album.
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on 9 March 2009
This enjoyable, but slightly dated, album has a tendency to be over-rated, but nonetheless there's enough here to be enjoyed by any fans of Lou.

After getting rid of Robert Quine, the sound is much more stripped-down. Lou does all the guitar parts, and his characteristically loose style is set (somewhat incongruously) against over-compressed 80s drums, which don't really suit Lou's style, although Fernando Saunders on bass is excellent as always.

Most of the album is listenable, with the exception of the extremely dull Endlessly Jealous. The album's strongest suit is the run from tracks 3 to 6, which include the jacket-sleeves- pushed-up-to-the-elbows funk of My Red Joystick, the pulsing rhythms of the title track, and the irresistably cheesy Doin the Things That We Want To.

Otherwise, My Friend George is rather good, as is the opening ditty I Love You Suzanne. I'm also rather partial to High in the City, which has a reggae rhythm, "shah-yah-yah-yah" backing vocals, and parping ersatz horns. The album closer, Down at the Arcade, is an enjoyably throwaway track which proves that Lou is sometimes best when he doesn't try too hard, singing here about playing video games (and being awarded a Nobel Prize for R&B!).
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on 4 August 2004
there's some great songs: "i love you suzanne", "turn to me", "new sensations" , "my friend george" and a few others. there are also some really bad tracks like "my red joy stick" and "down at the arcade". i'd say buy it if you like lou reed but if your a newbie get the "new york" album or "coney island baby".
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