Le Noise Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan) adds a dash of the avant-garde to Neil Young's latest, Le Noise , decorating these tracks with ambient atmosphere.… Le Noise Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan) adds a dash of the avant-garde to Neil Young's latest, Le Noise , decorating these tracks with ambient atmosphere.… 2010-09-28 Neil Young (Musician) Rock
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Le Noise (2010)

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EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 28, 2010; Lead Performance: Neil Young (Musician); Genre: Rock

Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan) adds a dash of the avant-garde to Neil Young's latest, Le Noise, decorating these tracks with ambient atmosphere. But underneath that intriguing tinsel, it's just one more late-period Young album, all grungy chords and ghostly falsetto. Kudos to him for continuing to evolve his sound after 40-plus years, but don't bother with this until you've thoroughly memorized the two dozen or so superior entries in his back catalog. B

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Originally posted Sep 22, 2010 Published in issue #1122 Oct 01, 2010 Order article reprints
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