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Metal Machine Music (sometimes abbreviated MMM) is an album by Lou Reed. It was originally released as a two-disc LP by RCA Records in 1975. It was reissued on a single compact disc by BMG in 1998 and again by Buddah Records in 2000. As a radical departure from the rest of Reed's catalog, Metal Machine Music is generally considered to be either a joke, a grudging fulfillment of a contractual obligation, or an early example of noise music. Reed… read more

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  • How can people call this album pretentious or awful when artists like Merzbow and Sunn O))) get lauded for the same thing? [2]
  • First time listening to this album. It reminds me of some works by artists part of the musique concrete movement and is altogether not too bad, though I seriously doubt I could listen to this in one sitting.
  • is it bad if i absolutely love how this album sounds like
  • I don't think this was meant as a joke... he lost his nerve after the fact.
  • How can people call this album pretentious or awful when artists like Merzbow and Sunn O))) get lauded for the same thing?
  • There is nothing to understand. This is quite possibly the most pretentious album ever created.
  • Only the great artists create something that people don't understand.
  • Total Classic!!!!
  • Plugged or unplugged, Metal Machine Music is a staggering piece of amplified intensity - rock at its most pure, its most dense, monolithic, the black-white noise of a million different colours merging and exploding, somewhere at the beginning of time. [2]

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