Lou Reed, ‘Mistrial’ (1986)

I hate that it took Lou’s death to make me visit parts of his catalog for the first time, but DAMN. Mistrial crackles with a New York energy that’s frankly missing from New York; I give most of the credit to Fernando Saunders, whose drum programming and production give this a contemporary-but-starngely-not-dated sheen. Lou seems freed up to play some of his more stinging guitar lines all over this album and just get some shit off his chest. I’m more than happy that Alfred encouraged me to drop $13 on this (since it’s out of print).


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