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Lou Reed: NYC Man -The Ultimate Lou Reed Collection

Richard Riegel, Harp, July 2003

FOR "QUINTESSENTIAL New Yorker" Lou Reed, the irony he's directed toward his fans has often been less subtle patronization than his hectoring middle finger thrust right in their (our) faces, so the question immediately arises as to how this compilation (2 discs, 31 cuts) is more "ultimate" than his still-available Between Thought and Expression: The Lou Reed Anthology 1992 boxed set (3 discs, 45 cuts, many previously unreleased or otherwise rare.)

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