After the flop of his debut album, Lou Reed came together with rising star David Bowie and the producer Mick Ronson to make his most acclaimed album. Such moving music had not been heard from the mouth of Lou Reed since White Light/White Heat with the Velvet Underground and his karmic precision in bringing beautiful clarity of lyrics with strong melodies and rhythm has only been equalled in recent years by Radiohead's OK Computer. His lyricism puts him up with Shakespeare: a modern bard for a modern time. By saying this, I am sure I am making it clear that Lou Reed's Transformer has and will stand the test of time and will continue to influence generations as it had influenced the punk scene in the late 70's. All hail Reed the revolutionary rhetorician.