11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his solo breakthrough, Lou Reed paints vivid musical portraits of the denizens of New York City's seedy underbelly. Sneering through rattling rockers, like the wryly campy "Vicious" and Stonesy "Hangin' 'Round," Reed reins in the voltage (but not the intensity) for quieter character studies like the haunted "Andy's Chest," jazzy Lower East Side travelogue "Walk on the Wild Side," and tender piano ballad "Perfect Day." With David Bowie and Mick Ronson sprinkling (Ziggy) Stardust under Reed's deadpan vocals, Transformer elevates itself from gritty to divine.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On his solo breakthrough, Lou Reed paints vivid musical portraits of the denizens of New York City's seedy underbelly. Sneering through rattling rockers, like the wryly campy "Vicious" and Stonesy "Hangin' 'Round," Reed reins in the voltage (but not the intensity) for quieter character studies like the haunted "Andy's Chest," jazzy Lower East Side travelogue "Walk on the Wild Side," and tender piano ballad "Perfect Day." With David Bowie and Mick Ronson sprinkling (Ziggy) Stardust under Reed's deadpan vocals, Transformer elevates itself from gritty to divine.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

lie2me ,

Mick Ronson finger prints

Mick Ronson on guitars with Lou Reed.
Mick Ronson on pianos.
Mick Ronson on backup vocals with David Bowie and “The Thunder Thighs”.

The best songs are "Satellite of Love" and “Walk on the Wild Side” of course.

raina38 ,

Glam

With David Bowie and Mick Ronson producing this and Lou Reed obviously singing and playing, Transformer, Is easily one of the greatest albums of the 1970's

shain_the_pain ,

classic

One of his bests, all the tracks are great.

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