Neil Young - Le Noise (Early Peek)
True to form, Neil Young remains fascinating. And I'm looking forward to hearing the full album that NPR is hoping to stream from Sept 20 - 28. I hope that happens.
So, three songs from it are circulating already. “Walk with Me,” “Love and War,” and “Angry World.” The Lanois treatment is a definite plus. Musically they're complex and rather beautiful. I'm still finding myself cringing at a lot of the lyrics, but with the ambient-ish elements so, well, elemental, I can't help but be quite charmed by it, though it is definitely hurt by a lack of percussion.
It might not be quite the "best album in decades" that Bob Boylen says, but it’s certainly the most interesting album since Sleeps with Angels.
Here’s the video for “Angry World”:
Other tracks can be heard here:
“Love and War” and “Walk with Me”:
“Walk with Me”: