>dying artist records an album so that they can die with proper showmanship
Seriously, has this EVER happened until now
seriously, I know how much Queen is hated on here, but this album was a return to form after the drought of the 80's
I fucking hate this piece of shit, but I know you retarded faggots on this board love to circle jerk your ultra avant garde hipster cocks over this album
I absolutely love it. I'm a big Lou Reed fan though.
Whenever I've mentioned how much I like it on this board, people generally just say I'm trolling.
(By the way, another person who loved it was David Bowie: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/apr/20/david-bowie-lou-reed-masterpiece-metallica-lulu )
It looks like the cosmos has decided to exterminate the members of my top 10 musicians who remain alive. There's only one left now.
Bob Dylan, please get yourself to a doctor.
I'm curious, why do you like it? I have never considered myself a big Lou Reed fan, although I do enjoy TVU and some of his solo output. I just didn't like Lulu that much, although I don't think it was absolute garbage like everyone was making it out to be.
- For one thing, I just don't think it's that much different to a lot of Reed's other work, it's just more metal than usual. So the question - for anyone who's a Reed fan - should really be "why don't you like it"?
- Love the vocals. Reed is one of my favourite vocalists, and on Lulu he basically sings in as Lou Reedish a way as possible.
- Fantastic production.
- Lots of interesting influences on many of the tracks. E.g. the ambient coda on Junior Dad and the minimalist (a la Reich, Glass, Riley etc) influence on Mistress Dread.
- It strikes a nice balance between more experimental elements and catchy tunes. Brandenburg Gate and Iced Honey, for instance, are just great, catchy rock/metal songs.
I will never listen to that thing in full. But Junior Dad...
That is a grade A swan song if there ever was one. I'm glad that's the final chronological release by Lou. Just like him
Seriously. Did /mu/ already talk about this bit and I missed it? I probably did.
The lyrics are the ramblings of an suicidal nutcase
Is this even a good album or is everyone jerking off over it because it's David Bowie's last album?
>I know something is very wrong
>The pulse returns the prodigal sons
>The blackout hearts, the flowered news
>With skull designs upon my shoes
people already really liked it bro
it will definitely get more acclaim now tho. his death is literally part of the experience. i feel bad for anyone who didn't listen to it beforehand, because listening to it before and after were 2 totally unique experiences
yeah a lot of people loved even in the days between the album's release and bowie's death
his death is inextricable from the music at this point, but it can't tip the critical scales that much. it was intentional after all.
Ian Curtis knew he was going to kill himself when picking this album cover, died before it came out.
The cover is a tomb if you can't tell.
i just hate all of you
all of you
thanks for the mentions of dio and freddie, but damn /mu/, damn...
off the top of my head
Felix Pappalardi, nujabes, Randy Rhodes, Buddy Holly, Syd Barret's sanity, Keith moon,
> i feel bad for anyone who didn't listen to it beforehand, because listening to it before and after were 2 totally unique experiences
I was going to wait a few days to see if it was worth buying (not a big Bowie fan, but the singles drew me in).
Feels bad man
>For one thing, I just don't think it's that much different to a lot of Reed's other work, it's just more metal than usual. So the question - for anyone who's a Reed fan - should really be "why don't you like it"?
So much this. Metallica fans are the fucktards that hate it so vehemently.
Lou was looking mighty weathered at the end.
Yeah but this is the first thing that came to my mind. Based Zevon did a similar thing,>>61671414
Bowie was more shocking though because Zevon had been talking about dying for years
"The 73 year old Charles still comes through in high style on this final recording. Age is noticeably kinder to him than some of his partners (Willie Nelson has never sounded older) but since Ray had the good luck of owning the studio, he could also do as many retakes as he needed. Elton John makes many of the same mistakes in his 50s that Charles did at that age, including letting his physical prowess override the message of the song."
Yeah that's what makes Bowie's death different. The album only made sense after he died, it was like the album was missing a piece of the puzzle that we weren't aware of, and it wasn't truly completed until his death. An album that makes sense upfront because they're publically dying isn't quite the same. I'm sure Bowie's not the first but it's certainly a unique thing.
This last album was actually a very canny move on Ray's part (and he was a shrewd guy by any standard). Having all those guest singers is a guaranteed way to move albums since all of their fans will buy the thing.