Neil Young
Prairie Wind

Reprise
2005
D
Reviewed by: Josh Love
Reviewed on: 2005-10-17



Posted 10/17/2005 - 10:53:15 AM by florenz6:
 Don´t agree at all. Neil Young´s album is full of nostalgia (without kitsch!), full of archetypal pictures and sensual memories. "Prairie Wind" combines reflection and dream activities with a voice that is all wonder and shiver! He definitely stays within the parameters of his personal language of sound; but, like any old bluesman, this old "folkman" is still able to touch a listener on a deep level. And this response does not come from a die-hard-Neil-Young-fanbase, but from someone, who similarly enjoys the new works from Animal Collective and Vashti Bunyan (another two good examples for exploring memory and awareness without losing the creative source)
 
Posted 01/08/2006 - 05:30:44 PM by nixonian:
 i know i'm a bit late for this - commenting months after the album's been released, but i agree with mr love on this one. kudos to neil young for finding comfort in his family and his past, but, as mr love said, too punchless and benign. some of the lyrics make me wince, and the backing vocals are god-awful. 'falling off the face of the earth' and 'this old guitar' are the only tracks that stand out in my humble opinion, and 'it's a dream' is ok too. but, overall, pretty disappointing.
 
Posted 01/08/2006 - 05:31:14 PM by nixonian:
 oh yeah, uh, good review