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New Sensations [Import]

Lou Reed Audio CD
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Out of print in the U.S., this is Lou's 1984 album for RCA. Features 11 original tracks, including the cult faves ' ILove You, Suzanne', 'My Red Joystick', 'New Sensations' and 'What Becomes A Legend Most'. BMG. 2006.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Accessible Lou Reed Album June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
Like many of the reviewers, I have owned New Sensations since it was first released and it has stood the test of time...and then some. Not my favorite Lou Reed (or Velvets) album, but probably the one I listen to most often when I need a good laugh or want to feel uplifted (not many Reed albums can claim the latter). My Red Joystick and Turn to Me are hilarious and catchy (ditto the comment on the guitar intro on Turn to Me) and New Sensations, Doin the Things That We Want To and Fly Into the Sun are introspective masterpieces. It's difficult to articulate how connected you feel when you listen to these songs, especially since I have not had the life and experiences of Lou, but that's the beauty of the music, I suppose. It's amazing how he can handle topics ranging from aging, to nuclear holocaust, and the angst of divorce/separation with such aplomb. I think I'll be listening to this album until "my teeth are ground down to the bone, and there's nothing between my legs." Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars rockin' Lou Reed on a roll Oct. 4 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I went through a period in which I could only stand to read Hemingway and I can could only stand to listen to Lou Reed (and classical music). From "The Blue Mask" through "Legendary Hearts" to "New Sensations" Lou Reed was on top of his form: a new maturity, instrumental excellence, not yet pretentious (think "New York"). I should admit though that I usually play only about half the tracks on each of these three records. My favorite "New Sensations" songs follow each other on the disc: "New Sensations", "Doing the Things that We Want to", What Becomes a Legend Most", and "Fly into the Sun".
Also recommended: "The Blue Mask", "Legendary Hearts", and "Pentatonic Scales for the Jazz Rock Keyboardist" by Jeff Burns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My One & Only Favorite From Lou Reed Feb. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
First, let me say that I am not a huge Lou Reed fan by any means. Sure, like most of America listening to U.S. rock on the radio, I've heard a few of his songs on the airwaves. But, I've never owned a single cassette, record, 8-track or compact disc of anything of Reed's... except this one, "New Sensations". His songs from the 1970's never grabbed me the way "I Love You, Suzanne" did in 1984. I wore this piece of vinyl out that summer and I spent years looking for it on disc. I finally ordered it a few years ago from Amazon.com. Why-oh-why is this STILL out of print in the USA? As for the actual songs... very little filler here as I'd have to say that 8 of the 11 songs are top notch. My favorites: "I Love You, Suzanne" and "Red Joystick". "Turn To Me" and "Endlessly Jealous" are ear grabbing melodies as well. Worth the purchase!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Confession of a Former Fan Nov. 6 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I'll admit it. I used to like Lou Reed. Even today, I think that "Rock and Roll Animal" is a pretty good album (CD). I bought this recording 15 years ago. I wanted to like it. I did like it. A couple tunes are - at the mo - a bit catchy. BUT, this album does not wear well. It's simplistic. The idea of a 40+ pop star singing about playing video games is just dumb. What is really annoying about this recording, though, is the song "Fly Into the Sun." In this tune, Lou confesses that he has no fear of nuclear war and welcomes the chance to meet his maker. It's the swan song of a potentially talented musician who basically sold out, gave up, and proclaims his own death wish. Lou, if you're reading this, GROW UP!
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Everyone seems to think that Lou Reed is nothing but a downbeat, serious artist that doesn't know how to loosen up. But NEW SENSATIONS is one of those rare albums that shows Reed is far more mellow than he's made out to be. Not surprisingly, the production on this album is forever rooted in the '80s, so if you think it's a little dated, you're not alone. With synthesizers instead of guitars being more prominent on this album, this can really be looked at as Lou Reed's last (and therefore most successful) attempt at being commercial. Why NEW SENSATIONS didn't become a huge success is a mystery to me because it sounds like it should have been. While not Reed's best album, it certainly is one of his most interesting and entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOU LIGHTENS UP Dec 26 2000
Format:Audio CD
Wow, what a great album. From the rocking opener I Love You Suzanne this is one song after another of Lou at his melodic best, with horns, keyboards and backing singers used to great effect. As a celebration of life, it does occasionally hint at the dark side (like violence in Endlessly Jealous, My Friend George and loneliness in What Becomes A Legend Most) but the overall impression is one of finding magic in everyday experiences. My favourite tracks are Doing The Things ... with its glorious girl chorus and the almost ethereal, breezy High In The City ("Don't wanna talk politics today/Feelin' pretty witty/Getting' high off of the city ..." and that just about sums up the mood of the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD May 11 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this in 1984, when it was first released, on cassette. I wore it out and bought at least two more over the years, before I found it on CD. Eighteen years later, it's still one of my favorites. My Red Joystick, Turn To Me, and New Sensations (the title track) make me laugh out loud. This work is vignettes of life, from a sometimes twisted perspective, set to very catchy tunes. I listen to this one from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like a good wine....
I bought this album when it came out, and when I first put it on (age 14) it sounded kinda odd, opening with the very commercial sounding 'I love you Suzanne'. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by Jake Bickerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius
I first listened to this album in 1986 and loved My Friend George. Having listened to it recently the allure has not faded and i particularly like Turn to Me and Doin The Things... Read more
Published on April 1 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Any Lou Reed Fan!
Yet another Lou Reed Classic! By far Lou's most uplifting album, there is not a single bad track anywhere on this album. Read more
Published on Jan. 12 2003 by Owen Heires
4.0 out of 5 stars LOU AT HIS BEST
THis album is sheer joy and fun to listen. All the tunes are good rocking. Congratulations, Lou.
Published on May 29 2001 by Carmarthen
4.0 out of 5 stars Lou Reed's - New Sensations
While 'I Love You Suzanne' receives most of the praise, one can't help but be astonished by the uncanny lyrics and music of 'Endlessly Jealous'. Read more
Published on April 24 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Lou at his most listenable
Not a weak track on the record, save for "Legend," perhaps. If this album is not really "Lou Reed-y," then so be it. Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars The last time Lou had any fun
This is as good a time as you'll have with a Lou Reed album, downright jaunty at times. He found his best guitar teammate since Sterling Morrison in the great Robert Quine, and... Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2000
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