May 30, 2016  

Lou Reed Praises Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

July 3, 2013 (7:17 am) GMT
In a review for The Talkhouse, the veteran rocker calls West's latest album 'majestic and inspiring.'

's latest album, "", has impressed . In a review published Tuesday, July 2 on a website called The Talkhouse, Reed, who spent the weekend being hospitalized due to dehydration, continuously praised West's latest release and called it "enormous" and "beautiful."

"There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old s**t," the 71-year-old rocker said of the chart-topping album. "People say this album is minimal. And yeah, it's minimal. But the parts are maximal."

"Actually, the whole album is like a movie, or a novel -each track segues into the next. This is not individual tracks sitting on their own island, all alone," the rocker continued. Reed also said that West had the ability to unbalance listeners. He said, "Very often, he'll have this very monotonous section going and then, suddenly -'BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP!'- he disrupts the whole thing and we're on to something new that's absolutely incredible."

Reed also reviewed several tracks in the album. " 'Hold My Liquor' is just heartbreaking, and particularly coming from where it's coming from," he said of West's collaboration with . "At first, West says 'I can hold my liquor' and then he says 'I can't hold my liquor.' This is classic."

" 'I'm great, I'm terrible, I'm great, I'm terrible.' That's all over this record. And then that synthesized guitar solo on the last minute and a half of that song, he just lets it run, and it's devastating, absolutely majestic," he added. "If you like sound, listen to what [Kanye]'s giving you. Majestic and inspiring."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Corey Gamble Reportedly Cheats on Kris Jenner With Kourtney Kardashian - Is It True?
  2. She's Scarily Skinny! Janice Dickinson Looks Thinner Amid Health Crisis
  3. Drake Blocks Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton From Billboard 200's No. 1
  4. Bella Hadid Flaunts Ample Cleavage in Racy Bikini. See the Pic!
  5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cradle Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Baby During Brunch
  6. Jeff Bridges Joins 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
  7. Demi Lovato Mourning Her Great-Grandma's Death. Read Her Touching Tribute
  8. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Party in Las Vegas, Talk About Wedding Plans