10. Lou Reed & Metallica: LULU.

This mighty double album has thrilled me since first I heard it.

I find it so life affirming – like a pit bull grabbing Death by the throat and shaking it for all it’s worth!

Marvel mortals, as Lou Reed steps up to the plate and knocks the ball right out of the park!

Witness the poet wrestling with issues that most people want to hurry past on the other side of the street – the man who wanted to bring the intelligence of the novelist to bear on the tin-pan alley pop song goes down roaring!

Quite simply this is a rock ‘n roll masterpiece: Lou Reed’s final album and Metallica’s finest.

As Dylan Thomas said:

‘Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right…’

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