Rock The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Lou Reed is one of the best rock singers of all time and was in one of the greatest rock bands ever. After the Velvet Underground split, Lou Reed went on to start a long solo career, spanning across decades of great music. Here are all the Lou Reed albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Lou Reed discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Lou Reed albums can be rightfully found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Lou Reed's singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

If you think the greatest album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Lou Reed album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Lou Reed album of all time?" or "What are the top Lou Reed albums?" then this list will answer your questions. From Transformer and New York to Coney Island Baby and Street Hassle, this list features all of Lou Reed's studio albums. 

This list has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
124 30
Transformer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
2
119 33
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
1973
3
98 28
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
1989
4
79 19
Street Hassle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
5
84 22
Coney Island Baby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
6
74 19
The Blue Mask is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
7
46 23
Sally Can’t Dance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
8
45 23
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
1972
9
47 25
Songs for Drella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
10
44 23
Magic and Loss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
11
40 20
The Bells is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
1979
12
36 17
Legendary Hearts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
13
35 17
Rock and Roll Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
14
42 26
New Sensations is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
15
33 21
Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
2000
16
28 17
Set the Twilight Reeling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
17
29 20
Growing Up in Public is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
18
42 40
Metal Machine Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
19
23 25
Mistrial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
1986
20
20 37
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
21
13 29
The Raven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time
2003
22
7 21
Hudson River Wind Meditations is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lou Reed Albums of All Time