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The album is a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple, and addresses themes of drug use and depression. Upon its release, the response of fans and critics was not positive as many were expecting another upbeat glam outing. Despite lukewarm reviews the album reached #7 in the UK album chart (Reed's best achievement there). Poor sales in the US (#98) and harsh criticism made Reed feel disillusioned about the album and in subsequent years he rarely played any Berlin… read more



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  • Avatar for KingNoCrown
    This is simply incredible, this album has shifted my entire perception of what music can be. It's so dark, drags you through the mud every step of the way. Never felt so apart of an album. People who want to control mood during an LP need to take notes. Definitely going down as one of my favorite albums of all time.
  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 8.5/10
  • Avatar for prttyvisitors
    extremely underrated.
  • Avatar for purple_prince
    Hard to think of a record I like more in its entirety.
  • Avatar for metawirt
    BTW. The original [url=]8-track version[/url] differs a bit...
  • Avatar for ricz_dm
    It hits me like a truck. So intense, touching, dense album.
  • Avatar for YAPPOsc
    @JesusDeVour this album was recorded without Lou ever being in Berlin
  • Avatar for JesusDeVour
    Very , very touching. I feel those Berlin, i feel those story.
  • Avatar for JustUponASmile3
    Lou Reed non è forse stato un grande musicista in senso tecnico, ma un artista con molto da dire e idee maledettamente buone per dirlo.
  • Avatar for Griecovich
    "sometimes i get depressed and i don't go out and my joy division albums are all worn out' feel like iggy want to wallow in sin so i lock the door and i listen to Berlin..." - gary heffern, from his song "lou reed:".

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