Listen to Metallica and Lou Reed's new album online

Kirk Hammett of Metallica performs with Lou Reed onstage at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 30, 2009 in New York. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Kirk Hammett of Metallica performs with Lou Reed onstage at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 30, 2009 in New York.
Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

(CBS) Okay, so the Metallica and Lou Reed collaboration might not have been something you would have pictured, but it's definitely intriguing. Now, after months of teasing the public about the project, the musicians are streaming the entire album online on their official website.

The ten song album, titled "Lulu," will be released on Nov. 1 in North America (and on Oct. 31 abroad). Reed wrote the songs, while Metallica handled the arrangements.

"I don't think we've ever felt this free," Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's nothing that's totally outside of the boundary for us, nothing that feels like 'Oh, what happens if we go there?' The strength of (Reed and Metallica) is it feels like we cannot land on a wrong place."

On the album, Metallica's thrash-metal tendencies blend well with Reed's husky, well-worn rock vocals. The tracks are not something you would expect in either artist's repertoire, making the partnership a unique-sounding, original project.

Previously, the musicians released the album cover art, which features the armless bust of a female mannequin, and 30 second clips of each song.

Will you purchase the album?

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