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Metallica pokes fun at “Lulu” on maligned album’s anniversary


ABC/Randy HolmesThursday marks the seventh anniversary of Lulu, Metallica‘s much-maligned 2011 collaborative album with late music legend Lou Reed. Showing that they have a bit of a sense of humor about themselves, the metal legends marked the record’s anniversary by poking fun at it.

“Everyone’s favorite album Lulu was released #OnThisDay in 2011,” Metallica tweeted. “Dare we ask what your favorite song on the album is?” The band also added a winking emoji.

Lulu was notoriously hated by fans — the song “The View” was a particular target of ire, thanks to the part when James Hetfield growls the line “I am the table!,” which naturally became a meme.

Critics weren’t too kind to Lulu, either. Pitchfork‘s scathing review gave the album a score of 1.0 out of 10, while critic Chuck Klosterman wrote in his review, “If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than [Lulu].”

Metallica is currently on tour, but you probably don’t have to worry about them playing any Lulu songs: the band hasn’t performed anything from the album live since 2011. The tour continues this Saturday with a hometown acoustic charity show in San Francisco.

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