Review Round-up: It’s a “Lulu”!

November 16th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
LuLu

Let’s face it, today’s music scene is more fractured and splintered than ever before. But “Lulu” – the recently released double-album collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica – seems to have done the impossible, uniting music fans and critics alike.

They all hate it.

So we took a spin around the web and surveyed a few of the reviews that are pouring in. Here’s what we found:

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Kirk Hammett, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

November 11th, 2009, 1:08 pm by Greg

KirkHammett“It’s kind of embarrassing and it kind of dates me, but it was ‘The Partridge Family Christmas Album.’ I was like five or six years old or something like that, and it was just something that I had to have.

When you’re a kid … or at least when I was a kid, I loved Christmas music. What kid doesn’t? And here were the people from my favorite TV show singing them. So it seemed like a good deal to me at the time.

Of course, you know how fragile vinyl is, and as a kid, I wasn’t too careful with my records. I think I probably destroyed that album within six months. I’m sure it didn’t even survive through the Christmas season before I wore it out.”

Guitarist Kirk Hammett and his bandmates in Metallica roar into the Times Union Center in Albany on Thursday, November 12.

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