"Mad", "Ecstacy", "Tattered", 3 of the best Lou Reed songs ever, and they're all right here on this album alongside other invaluable treasures. I was fortunate enough to see Lou live a very short while after this album was released. Luckily, I had bought the album and became very familiar with it. He basically played this entire album and then a few encores at the end. I honestly think there were about 10 people in the audience who enjoyed the show because they didn't know any of this new stuff he was playing. I just sat there and smiled and watched one of the best concerts I had ever seen, and I've seen Pink Floyd, the Stones, and The Who, among many others. If you like "Walk on the Wild Side", and "Sweet Jane", because you hear them on the radio, don't bother with this album, it probably won't do anything for you. If however, the word "classic" means not how much it's played on the radio, but rather, if the music really connects with you in some way, then by all means get this album, I guarantee you will not regret it. Again, I honestly feel that this may be Lou's finest album ever, this coming from the man who did "Berlin" and "Transformer".