Lou Reed and Metallica have been drip-feeding us portions of “The View” from their upcoming collaborative album Lulu, and now we (finally) get to hear the song in full. Those clips didn’t exactly sound promising, and all your worst fears about this project are likely to be confirmed here. Reed’s singing doesn’t settle easily in the mix, and James Hetfield’s vocal contributions are hysterically bad. The Metallica singer’s work includes him barking “I am the tablet!” and “I am the table!” for reasons that aren’t exactly clear. Perhaps Hetfield wants to be reborn as an iPad? Lulu is set for release on Nov.1 through Warner Bros.
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