Lou Reed

NYC Man is Lou Reed’s first self selected greatest hits and it certainly does a good job of representing a career which has spanned some thirty albums. This double album gets the balance between the songs you do know, and the ones you should know, just right. There are only four original VU tracks, but Reed’s solo versions of ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ and ‘Heroin’ are must have renditions. There are the usual Transformer suspects, and unsurprisingly Reed takes the opportunity to plug his most recent release: the opening track is ‘Who Am I’ from The Raven. This selection is a great first step towards discovering one of the true geniuses of rock music. Out Now
ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003