21 February 2021
Artist: LOU REED
March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013
Album: SET THE TWILIGHT REELING – his 17th LP
Released: 20 February 1996 – 25 years ago
Rolling Stone: “After you’ve devoted an entire album to the ultimate concept — death and the mourning after — what do you do for an encore? If you’re from New York and you’re Lou Reed, you write about the kind of small pleasure that makes life amid the ruins worthwhile. Only Reed could invest a song about 50 cents’ worth of seltzer and syrup with roiling guitar and almost corny vocal zeal and put it at the beginning of a record about emotional renewal and personal discovery… Reed has dedicated ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ to his paramour, Laurie Anderson… The album, however, is less about consummation than transformation and its consequences — for better and worse… Reed has been a changed man on record so many times, it’s easy to mistake sincerity for shtick… And when you get right down to it, true love and a new day rising are both a lot like a good egg cream: sweet relief.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: For Lou Reed it’s an average LP
as he made to many classics to compare with.
Single: NYC Man
LOU REED: All Albums