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Lou Reed: Lou Reed (RCA)

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, May 1972

THIS IS one of those albums you have to have spent at least a year waiting breathlessly for to appreciate the full import of. This was the album people who'd been playing LOADED four times a day would be able to switch off with. This was the one that would decide whether the special magic that was the Velvet Underground would be able to live on through Lou Reed. This was to be the clincher.

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