Neil Young - Living With War Album Review

Neil Young Living With War Album

Review of Living With War Album by Neil Young

Artist - Neil Young

Album - Living With War

Label - Reprise

Stepping, with lumberjack boots, into the whole Iraq war debate, Living With War leaves the listener in no doubt whatsoever about Young's position.

Whether it is a great Neil Young album, however, is more debatable. With a grunge-core sound reminiscent of Zuma, and lyrics that are among his best ever (whether you agree with his viewpoint or not), he has clearly channelled a whole lot of aggression into this piece. However, it doesn't sound great - it's all a bit tame and rote.

The sense is of an album that would undoubtedly work well live, but it all seems a bit rushed. The best track is the first - After The Garden. While protest albums make sense here and now, there isn't a lot that will make Living With War a staple of a Best Of in the future.

Rating 7/10

Mike Rea




Site - http://www.repriserec.com/neilyoung


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wayside

Living with War is brilliant. Neil Young has lost none of his biting edge and his sentiments echo 'Ohio' all those years ago. But, regardless of your view of his lyrics, this is also a good rock album (apart from the last track!)

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musicdelite

Living With WarHe felt it, he wrote it, he sang it..Well done Neil!!

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