Le Noise: "It's a keeper" Tweets Critic Greg Kot
Chicago Tribune critic Greg Kot tweets: "Been living with Neil Young's "Le Noise' for a while now, and it's a keeper. Only my second 4-star review of the year"
Well, we're not sure what the other 4 star review was but Kot does have high praise for Neil Young's "Le Noise'.
Some review highlights from Chicago Tribune | Turn It Up: Album review: Neil Young, 'Le Noise' by critic Greg Kot:
- Lanois’ sonic treatments make it sound as epic as the Grand Canyon.
- Young’s voice, still a thing of spectral (if highly unconventional) beauty in its high, lonesome transparency, is intimate, confiding. He’s tackling deep subjects: the death of the planet, of soldiers in inexplicable conflicts, of the soul itself as it is degraded by drugs, failed love, time.
- “Hitchhiker” is a brutal litany of a life lived on a ledge, a string of bad drugs and bad decisions redeemed only by the love of wife and family.
- In “Walk With Me,” one of the very best performances of Young’s career, thick, crashing chords give way to a cascading, wordless vocal – as if a hymn had suddenly broken out in the middle of a war zone.
- 4 stars (out of 4)
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Release Date: September 28, 2010
More on Neil Young's New Album 'Le Noise'. Also, see:
-Stream Neil Young's Entire Album Le Noise on NPR
-Neil Young and Daniel Lanois click on 'Le Noise' - latimes.com
-NEW LE NOISE VIDEO: "Hitchhiker"
-Comment of the Moment: Le Noise's "Sonics"
-Neil Young Interview on Le Noise: "It sounded like God"
- Producer Daniel Lanois Discusses Making of "Walk With Me" + UNCUT Review (UPDATED)
- Video of Neil Young's "Angry World" from Le Noise
- Neil Young's Le Noise: "Just a man on a stool"
- "Imagination never sleeps": Neil Young's Le Noise
- NPR Previews Neil Young's Le Noise's "Walk With Me"
- Dead Man Soundtrack: Preview of Le Noise?
- Anticipating Neil Young's album Le Noise
Also, see all of Neil Young's Solo Electric Concert Tour Dates and Reviews.
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