The new record by Lou Reed and Metallica has been universally panned. It's a crazy idea done with a fuck-you attitude. Of course, it's brilliant. Many moments of overweening pretension, hostility, repetition, and bad behavior, and just amazing. Who cares that Reed adapts Wedekind's Lulu plays? Who cares that Metallica sounds like they're in a cage?
Who sounds like this? Who dares? How can you deny lyrics like "I wish that I could kill you/But I too love your eyes." Who can resist Lars and Kirk's crunch?