The bulk of Lulu sounds like your dad’s drunk friend reciting his self-penned erotica over a melting ReLoad cassette.Entertainment Weekly’s review of the Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration “Lulu,” which many internet types have been fearing might be the worst album in each artist’s careers. (Fortunately, EW says, it’s not: It “isn’t nearly as alienating as Reed’s 1975 noise experiment Metal Machine Music.”) Surprisingly, hatred of this album is far from across-the-board. In fact, the BBC claims it’s a great album: “It may well be, though, that in the fullness of time this is an album that is given the praise it deserves.”
The record, not yet titled, features 10 songs composed by Reed with significant arrangement contributions by the band that suggest a raging union of his 1973 noir classic, Berlin, and Metallica’s ‘86 crusher, Master of Puppets.Rolling Stone writer David Fricke • Describing that bizarre Metallica-Lou Reed album the duo collaborated on. May we just say, could you pick two weirder albums to mash up? But that said, both Metallica and Reed seem uber-excited about the project, which is based around a bunch of songs Reed wrote for a German play. “A marriage made in heaven,” Reed said. ”I knew it from the first day we played together: ‘Oh, man, this is perfection, right in front of me.’ ” It might be a bit before the project gets out, as neither Reed nor Metallica (who still are a multi-platinum-selling force) currently have a record deal. But then again, both are legendary enough that they probably have the money to start one. source (via • follow)
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