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It's said that Lou hated this album as do many critics. Well, I liked it at the time it came out and like it even more now. It's certainly commercial though no more so than Transformer which is considered a classic and the lyrics indicate that Lou wasn't in a particularly good place when writing it but there is also humour to be found in them and the whole thing has an atmosphere that I just like. The band is very good and so are the arrangements. Animal Language, for example, may be lyrically silly but the music is excellent. There's a funky feel to quite a few of the songs which is very much of its time considering Bowie did Young Americans and the Stones Black and Blue during the same period. For me, the run of Lou Reed albums from the first through to Coney Island Baby were all sublime and this is no exception. The bonus track on this release is very good too.