Neil Young released his latest album, “Le Noise” today. While I’ve only had the opportunity to review one single at this time, I’ve got only one thing to to say to Neil: stick to your knitting. While not even approaching anything as bad as most of his work ranging from the mid-1970s to early 1990s (think Re-ac-tor and Trans), Young is at his best when jamming with Crazy Horse or strumming an acoustic with only a harmonica as his partner.
Producer Daniel Lanois is very well respected and talented, but not stylistically suited to the raw, unplugged style brought to life by Young.
After listening to the rest of the alum I hope to eat my words and beg forgiveness, but chances are better that I’ll hold out hope for another big comeback like Harvest Moon.