Lou Reed has not done anything sonically interesting for around thirty years -including Metal Machine Music. He's probably released around thirty albums, or something, and yet how many are essential? The ones where he:
1. Let's Bowie and Ronson produce and embellish his rudimentary chords.
2. Borrows Alice Cooper's producer Bob Ezrin, and his scuz-glam backing band.
Lou Reed has no judgement. Just like Iggy Pop. He needs a real genius/polymorphous scumbag to help him out. He's stiff on his legend. He tried so hard to be a total shit. Then we get this Lou Reed with a social conscience nightmare and songs about Egg Cream and all this Forest Gump philosophy. No, let us face the truth in stentorian tones:
LOU REED WAS MURDERED DURING THE LATTER HALF OF SISTER RAY.