New York [Deluxe Edition]

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New York [Deluxe Edition]

Lou Reed

New York [Deluxe Edition] by Lou Reed

Release Date: Sep 25, 2020
Record label: Rhino / Warner Bros.
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

87 Music Critic Score
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Lou Reed was unusually hard to pin down in the 1980s. After the gay-rights-rallying cry of Transformer in 1972, he spent a decade mating queerness with rockn'roll and flirting with his own homosexuality in public statements, an identity that seemed to culminate in 1979, when he came out to Creem Magazine. Hardly a year later, he was celebrating married love on Growing Up in Public and, by 1982, heterosexuality in more general terms on the nonetheless excellent The Blue Mask.

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