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like someone who feels strongly and passionately about whatever it ...
on 11 August 2015
This is not a Metallica album. It is a Lou Reed album on which Metallica provide the backdrop. It's a challenging listen; lyrically it didn't make a lot of sense to me, but at least you can hear the words clearly and Lou sings with commitment, like someone who feels strongly and passionately about whatever it is he is on about. There are moments of heavy riffage, moments of repetitive rambling, lyrics that some might find offensive and moments which in which the voice and the music blend in a thoroughly satisfying way. It reminded me of Sonic Youth in some ways, a band that I love. It is an album that needs to be listened to rather than just played in the background. Try it when alone on a long car journey with the volume up and you might enjoy some of it.