8 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Neil Young is extremely interested in capturing the moment. He’s always been one for writing and recording quickly, dashing off concept albums or stylistically singular albums in less time than it takes many artists to set up the drums. Le Noise is delightfully weird. It’s a solo album where Neil takes out his electric guitar and leaves the band at home. After he’s done, producer Daniel Lanois goes to work tweaking the sounds into a peculiar kind of poetry. “Walk With Me” is so infused with chaotic passion and a guitar that sounds so good that no other instrument is needed. “Sign of Love” is a grinder that would’ve been an outstanding cut from Re*ac*tor. “Someone’s Gonna Rescue You” is an electric ballad: sweet, lilting vocals and guitars put through phasers. ”Love and War” and “Peaceful Valley Boulevard” break out the acoustic with some rippling effects. It’s unique and wonderful.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Neil Young is extremely interested in capturing the moment. He’s always been one for writing and recording quickly, dashing off concept albums or stylistically singular albums in less time than it takes many artists to set up the drums. Le Noise is delightfully weird. It’s a solo album where Neil takes out his electric guitar and leaves the band at home. After he’s done, producer Daniel Lanois goes to work tweaking the sounds into a peculiar kind of poetry. “Walk With Me” is so infused with chaotic passion and a guitar that sounds so good that no other instrument is needed. “Sign of Love” is a grinder that would’ve been an outstanding cut from Re*ac*tor. “Someone’s Gonna Rescue You” is an electric ballad: sweet, lilting vocals and guitars put through phasers. ”Love and War” and “Peaceful Valley Boulevard” break out the acoustic with some rippling effects. It’s unique and wonderful.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Cranie ,

Classic Neil in a different sound..

Before listening to this album be sure to read about HOW it was recorded first. That will eliminate a lot of the questions as to the sound of the tracks. I personally would like to have heard some of these with a full band (Sign Of Love) but songs like "Love and War" are classic Neil Young acoustic tunes with a HEAVY bottom end and lots of echo (again owing to the recording methods used). If you're a Neil fan, pick this one up.

lpjoy ,

lenoise, neil young

My wife thought something was wrong with the speakers, I just smiled and turned it up. By now you either love
Neil Young or you don't. Who else would use a song with the vocals missing a high note? It is a treat everytime
Mr. Young releases new music and this album is no exception.

Strike Z ,

Honest depth

Not since Johnny Cash's Unchained has an album been so honest. Neil Young has gone both forward and backward with this album. Many of the chords and themes scream Young. But in this presentation, it is a formula for truth. Young tells his story in Hitchhiker and lays out his passage and turmoils through life. Thank you Mr. Young for allowing me to Walk With You on this journey called Le Noise.

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