10 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like many of Neil Young's protest albums before it, The Visitor is another pull-no-punches affair, packing some of his most potent political statements to date. "I’m Canadian, by the way/And I love the USA,” he sings on “Already Great,” likening his adopted home to “the promised land… the helping hand” over sludgy piano and guitar. Then, with caustic wit, he plays an anti-environmentalist pipeline foreman on “Fly by Night Deal." But Young saves his most pointed jab for the languid, bluesy stomper “When Bad Got Good,” leading the band in a chant: “He lies/You lie/Lock him up!”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Like many of Neil Young's protest albums before it, The Visitor is another pull-no-punches affair, packing some of his most potent political statements to date. "I’m Canadian, by the way/And I love the USA,” he sings on “Already Great,” likening his adopted home to “the promised land… the helping hand” over sludgy piano and guitar. Then, with caustic wit, he plays an anti-environmentalist pipeline foreman on “Fly by Night Deal." But Young saves his most pointed jab for the languid, bluesy stomper “When Bad Got Good,” leading the band in a chant: “He lies/You lie/Lock him up!”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

NormanE3D ,

Nice to hear in troubled times

Neil has always done what Neil wants to do, and he is best writing is political in troubled times. Not his best, but nice to hear him still rocking and rolling. my my, hey hey

The Bradleyss ,

Too Many Yes Men

Neil's spent the last two decades proving beyond any doubt that he'd release his own bowel movements if he could get them digitized. He needs somebody standing next to him to point out that some of his efforts just aren't very good, despite his best intentions. His songwriting has fallen off a cliff and, while I tend to agree with him on politics, a lot of this stuff is just unlistenable. Good intentions don't necessarily equal good music.

Terring taters58 ,

Good Job!

I had to laugh at some of the reviews on here about Neil being too political. Maybe these people never heard or listened to Neils' past songs: Ohio? Campaigner? Alabama? Southern Man? Pocahontas? Free World? Mideast Vacation? Coming Apart at Every Nail? Mother Earth? Need I go on? He has been doing politcal tinged songs for a very longtime. Neil, John Lennon,Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer, D.Boon. These folks carried on what Woody Guthrie started. Would be nice if some young artists today would stand up to fascism and corrupt governments by using Neils' example..keep the flame of free speech and protest burning high! Someone has to!

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