Lulu 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… Lulu 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… 2011-11-01 Metallica Lou Reed Rock Warner Bros.
Music Review

Lulu (2011)

LULU? NO-NO Let's just say it's neither act's finest effort
Image credit: Anton Corbijn
LULU? NO-NO Let's just say it's neither act's finest effort
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Nov 01, 2011; Lead Performances: Metallica and Lou Reed; Genre: Rock; Production: Warner Bros.

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

Download These:
Hyperactive Mistress Dread
Smoldering Brandenburg Gate

Originally posted Oct 26, 2011 Published in issue #1179 Nov 04, 2011 Order article reprints