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Hear This: Lou Reed found his voice again on “Street Hassle”

In Hear This, The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking songs that saw an artist bounce back after releasing a dud of a record. Lou Reed, “Street Hassle” (1978) Lou Reed spent much of his post-Velvet Underground career in flux, perpetually rebounding from some disappointment or another, and always veering between dispassionate kiss-off and would-be masterpiece.
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