Anton Corbijn
Kyle Anderson
October 26, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Lulu

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Lou Reed
music label
11442
genre
Rock

We gave it a D

The good news: This clash of the ornery titans, inspired by a bleak German theater piece about a doomed dancer-turned-prostitute, isn’t nearly as alienating as Reed’s 1975 noise experiment Metal Machine Music. The other news: Even though headbangers can still toss up their devil horns to the buzz-saw crank of ”Mistress Dread,” the bulk of Lulu sounds like your dad’s drunk friend reciting his self-penned erotica over a melting ReLoad cassette. D

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