USA, 1973, art rock
Lou Reed – Berlin: A heartbreaking album, this. There aren’t many albums like this for me, ones that I both love and fear. This is one of those albums I listen to and am grateful for my Lady’s mantle to hide in while listening. This album is basically the chronicle of a couple falling in love over drugs and falling apart through the abuse of said drugs, the abuse of each other, prostitution, the disintegration of their family, and eventually suicide by one partner, while the surviving partner, though sad, sees the suicide as a necessary escape and relief. oh oh oh oh oh oh oh what a feeling!