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Lou Reed's Best Studio Albums

M. Scagnelli
 
Transformer
Transformer
"After all Lou Reed has done since 1972, Transformer still remains my personal favorite. It is not his best album, but it's second or third. Walk On The Wild Side, Vicious and Perfect Day are great."
Songs for Drella
Songs for Drella
"Lou's 1990 collaboration with former Velvet John Cale. A tribute to the late Andy Warhol. Brilliant and sad. Beautiful."
Coney Island Baby
Coney Island Baby
"A very underrated and overlooked album. But really, Coney Island Baby is probably his best solo album. The title track, Kicks and Crazy Feeling are some of his best."
New York
New York
"New York is Reed's edgiest album since Street Hassle. Dirty Blvd., Romeo Had Juliet and Dime Store Mystery are some of his best songs ever."
Berlin
Berlin
"The ultra depressin Berlin. It is also brilliant. Caroline Says, Sad Song and How Do You Think It Feels are just a few of the great songs here."
Street Hassle
Street Hassle
"Possibly Lou Reed's edgiest and grittiest album, with the exception of the live Take No Prisoners. The multipart title track is easily among his best songs."
Ecstasy
Ecstasy
"Lou's newest album, and best since New York. It is great to hear Lou Reed record an album as good as Ecstasy after thirty five years in music. All great songs."
Blue Mask
Blue Mask
"Lou Reed's 1982 "comeback" album. And it was a return to form. A great album. The title track and the Day John Kennedy Died are both great."
Set the Twilight Reeling
Set the Twilight Reeling
"Lou Reed's previous album to Ecstasy. It isn't quite as good, but ti is close. The title song is one of his best since his days with VU."
Legendary Hearts
Legendary Hearts
"The mid 1980s was Lou's worst period, producing the horrible Mistrial, Reed's only bad album. Legendary Hearts, however, is suprisingly good."
Magic And Loss (U.S. Version)
Magic And Loss (U.S. Version)
"Another newer Reed album from 1992. It is really good, but he would surpass it with Twilight and Ecstasy. Harry's Circumscision is one of the highlights."
New Sensations
New Sensations
"Another mid eighties album. Not as good as Legendary Hearts, but pretty close. It gets monotonous after a while."
Lou Reed
Lou Reed
"Lou Reed's first album. Mostly songs that were recorded by the Velvet Underground but not released. All of these versions are inferior to the VU versions, but they are good."
Growing Up in Public
Growing Up in Public
"Growing Up In Public is pretty good, not great. The title track is pretty good, and so is the rest of the album."
Sally Can't Dance
Sally Can't Dance
"Lou's most hated album. It really isn't that bad. The title track, Billy and Kill Your Sons are great, while the rest of the album is ok."