5 essential Berlin soundtracks in Berlin

1) Lou Reed - Berlin, 1973

Lou Reed’s third solo-album was deeply inspired by the Berliner atmosphere in the seventies – by people living there like Isherwood and Marlène Dietrich, and by movies like Nosferatu. The concept-album is a rock opera about a doomed couple. In almost 50 minutes of music Reed deals with subjects like prostitution, suicide, drugs, depression and domestic violence. The atmosphere is miles away from the dance craze and escapism of the nineties after the Wall came down.

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