[QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;4234885]Man, you guys are scared of a little challenge from Lou Reed? Metallica bought in; maybe there is something to it.
The riffs do sound basic, on the other hand. Fair enough.[/QUOTE]
I bought it. I've listened beginning to end.
The music is fine, for what it is. Lou Reed and the lyrics.....ugh.
If the Album had been titled: "LuLu, by Lou Reed" and the credits read "Lou's backing band: Metallica", it would be fine for what it is, a Reed concept album that Metallica played soem riffs for as the backup band.
It's the idea that it's Loue Reed AND Metallica that makes it so fail.