Ecstasy - Lou Reed
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  1. This is the kind of beautiful album that Reed knows he can make in his sleep yet seldom does.
  2. Understandably, Reed's old fascination with sadomasochistic transcendence puts off those who don't swing that way at least a little. But the music on this record, its gorgeous part, could change that.
  3. Hardly surprising to find some dross here, I suppose, since the whole thing clocks in at 77 minutes, 26 seconds. For those willing to make their own "best of" tape, through, Ecsatsy has a lot to offer. [#46, p.33]
  4. The best record Lou Reed has made in a long time.
  5. Reed genuinely seems to be stretching towards new lyrical and musical ground here, but while some of his experiments work, several pointedly do not?
  6. 40
    Signature oh-so-mellow, mumblin' beat, only this time with just too much remove and far too little energy to make it work.

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