New Lou Reed & Metallica - "The View"

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Adding their storied names to the catalog of interesting collaborations, Lou Reed, formerly of The Velvet Underground, and Metallica, the seminal Los Angeles metal band, doubled up to make a record called Lulu.

First taste “The View” is, uh, interesting – it sounds a little like Reed wrote his vocal part for an entirely different song and decided to lay it over this one just because it sounded like your drunk uncle sing-talking karaoke at a wedding.

The best parts of the song are when Metallica’s de facto frontman James Hetfield takes vocal duties – his fit the rhythm and mood of the song much more accurately. Here’s hoping the rest of the record will live up to its potential. It drops November 1.

Lou Reed & Metallica - "The View"