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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu

I'm finally back guys, sorry for the absence...
This is the cover for the collaboration album of Lou Reed & Metallica called "Lulu". The first time I heard about this I was wondering how this would sound. Both kind of are legends in their own musical field, but does their music really fit together?
Let's face it Metallica are in a bit of a crisis right now: Death Magnetic did pretty good commercially but it's nothing exciting honestly. It just can't compete with classic Metallica and let's not talk about that pile of shit called St. Anger. So maybe now they are out for some experimentation instead of rehashing the past halfassedly(is that a word? you know what I mean anyway). This may end in a catastrophe, but at least they are trying.
Lou Reed doesn't really have to lose anything, he has been making music for such a long time and has done a lot of weird stuff (even a noise album, just to fuck with your brain). So either way for Lou Reed this is nothing more than fun I guess.
Thank god, they just released a sample of the first single called "The View". check it out first and then read my thoughts on it (trollface.jpg, (not really though(yeah parenthesis inside a parenthesis(problem with that?)))):

Let's be honest ok? Lou Reed sounds like a half asleep Johnny Cash on crack while Metallica play riffs in the background that sound like they were actually generated by cheap music program written by a 4-year old. Either Lou Reed is joking or he just wants to fuck with Metallica. At the end when James starts singing the song picks up a bit of speed and gets better, but the beginning is pure shit.
Right now I really have no hopes for this...but let's wait for a full song, it can't get worse right?
Here's the tracklist for  "Lulu":
01. Brandenburg Gate (4:19)
02. The View (5:17)
03. Pumping Blood (7:24)
04. Mistress Dread (6:52)
05. Iced Honey (4:36)
06. Cheat On Me (11:26)
07. Frustration (8:33)
08. Little Dog (8:01)
09. Dragon (11:08)
10. Junior Dad (19:28)

Release Date: October 31st
Leak Status: Entire album out.

If you're already sure you want to buy this, do it here:

Here's one collab where they actually sound good, so hope is not lost yet: