What an absolutely sublime album. Say what you will about his recent dabble with Metallica, listening to prime time Lou Reed is hard to beat.

I only own Transformer because a girl on a bus overheard me talking about the Velvet Underground and told me it was one of the best albums she had ever heard, wherever that girl has got to know I would like to thank her for being so right.

It just has everything you could ever want from an album. It’s produced by David Bowie, it has references to drugs, prostitution, New York city, it features Mick Ronson, I simply don’t know why that wouldn’t make you fly out to buy it, or download it (if you have to).

I think I’d like it played in full at my funeral.






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