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Lou Reed's Self-Proclaimed Best Album to Date

Rock critic Ken Tucker says Reed's new record, New York, doesn't live up to the artist's claim. But it may be his most sincere in its examination of contemporary, social issues.

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Other segments from the episode on January 19, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 19, 1989: Interview with Isadore Barmash; Review of Lou Reed's album "New York"; Interview with Mark Singer; Review of the film "The Dressmaker."

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