Lou Reed: Transformer a jpoc music review

Here is my review of the album Transformeer by Lou Reed. This is one of the best albums of the seventies. It is truely great.

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Ten out of ten.

If your music collection includes just one CD from the seventies, it should be this one.

My review

This album, of mellow laid back rock ballads really set the benchmark for this type of music. Without its influence, rock music in the seventies would have been much less adventurous.

The album has a delicate, light touch and it always rewards careful listening. If you look at the list of names on the credits, including David Bowie, Mick Ronson and Herbie Flowers, it is no surprise that it reaches such musical heights.

Of course, the highlights of this album are "Perfect Day" and "Walk on the Wild Side" but "Vicious" is also worthy of special mention.

Lou Reed's mellow voice and the lyrics at once cynical, surreal and witty capture the attention first on this album but when you look further, there is just so much good music here. For example, the bass line on "Walk on the Wild Side" is wonderful and it really holds the whole song together.