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Neil's New "Noise"

Friday, October 01, 2010

Neil Young’s 34th solo studio album is truly solo. On Le Noise, Young primarily plays crunchy electric guitar, unaccompanied by a band. The uber producer Daniel Lanois adds spooky vocal effects. Music writer and Young biographer Gary Graff gives us his take on haunting songs like “The Hitchhiker,” which was 35 years in the making.


Gary Graff

Comments [3]


Well, of course Lanois' name is on the cover. The honor is even bigger as title of the album is a pun on the producer's name: Le Noise (if you pronounce it french it sounds exactly like Lanois).

Oct. 04 2010 02:53 PM
Vinny from The Upper West Side

in those famous words of a forgotten musician: "that music is much better than it sounds"

Oct. 01 2010 02:19 PM
Lauren from Washington Heights

Your website wouldn't let me comment on the Tori Amos segment today. In any event, I think you guys played the WRONG song for your opening sequence. You played "Winter's Carol" off Tori's holiday-inspired record, "Midwinter Graces." I think you meant to play "Winter" off "Little Earthquakes." Hugely different songs.

Oct. 01 2010 02:05 PM

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