Despite my distaste for St. Anger, I wouldn't say Lulu is better because they're very different from each other. One thing I think a lot of people misunderstand going into Lulu is that they think it's a Metallica album. It isn't. It's a Lou Reed album with Metallica providing instrumentals on all of the songs. This isn't Metallica trying to recapture their greatness from Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, nor is it a continuation of what they started with Death Magnetic (that's coming later). This is, essentially, an experiment, and I'm in the minority of folks who like the way it turned out. I will say, for what it's worth, that I enjoy Lulu more than St. Anger.