The reason Lulu is so terrible is because the people making this music clearly don’t care if anyone else enjoys it. Now — if viewed in a vacuum — that sentiment is admirable and important. But we don’t live in a vacuum. We live on Earth. And that means we have to accept the real-life consequences of a culture in which recorded music no longer has monetary value, and one of those consequences is Lulu.
Chuck Clostermann isn’t terribly impressed by the Metallica / Lou Reed collaboration Lulu. Also:
I’m glad Metallica and Reed tried this, if only because I’m always a fan of bad ideas.
Clostermann makes an interesting point about the de-monetization of music. Read the whole thing, it’s worth it.