AOTY 2017
Le Noise
Neil Young - Le Noise
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2010 Ratings: #431 / 833
Year End Rank: #39
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

That Young takes risks with his music at this stage in his career is remarkable enough; that this one has paid off so handsomely is nothing short of spectacular.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

Chalk it up to Lanois, near-death experiences, or the wisdom of youth. No matter the cause, this is the Neil Young to embrace.

76
Pitchfork

Of course, ambience is a big part of Le Noise's widescreen appeal, and Young's playing is as intriguingly exploratory as it is sometimes explosive, taking advantage of Lanois' trademark bag of tricks like a kid testing pedals in a guitar store.

70
Drowned in Sound

While his supposed contemporaries are recording covers albums or rehashing their back catalogue, Young is reflecting on his own past in this unusual, vibrant way.

Oct 24, 2017
PJ_0707
81
Adding to the electric squall of guitar and noise, Le Noise takes the more hard rocking approach of Fork in the Road and refocuses is via his early 90's records with Crazy Horse. The songs here, free of any concept, are generally better and more universal than anything off of his previous album. The production os consistent throughout and there are no real weak points here making this a stronger release and a great way of starting Young's fiftieth decade in the business. At eight songs its a ... read more
Feb 2, 2014
arsen b
90
no words.
Track List

  1. Walk With Me
  2. Sign Of Love
  3. Someone’s Gonna Rescue You
  4. Love And War
  5. Angry World
  6. Hitchhiker
  7. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
  8. Rumblin