If you weren’t excited enough about the fact that you can soon Netflix & chill with the ‘Godfather of Grunge’, he’s got a new album out too. Neil Young & The Promise Of The Real have soundtracked Paradox - the aforementioned Netflix film in which Young stars - and the LP features Neil Young doing plenty of Neil Young-type stuff.
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7/10 Tom Customer review, 31st May 2018
Neil Young fans have to put up with a lot from the guy. He's a musical legend and his best work is some of the greatest and most moving music of all time, but when he falls he falls spectacularly.
His latest album is a loose-soundtrack to the loose-movie Paradox (starring Young and directed by his girlfriend Daryl Hannah) and sees him collaborating once again with Promise of the Real, having released two albums with them recently. Like Young's soundtrack to Dead Man, Paradox is made up of various acoustic and electric fragments as well as the odd chorus or full song, and for the most part it's actually a really enjoyable listen compared to some of his actual studio albums of late. The overall sound of the album is dusty blues which works beautifully in small fragments, and the occasional stab of distortion ('Paradox Passage II', for example) adds some tension and texture to proceedings. Elsewhere there are interesting - if slightly incongruous - nods to Young's back catalogue, including live versions of 'Pocahontas' and 'Cowgirl in the Sand.' I'm not exactly sure why, but I've learned not to expect anything or ask questions of Neil Young.
That being said, I'm not sure why all of Neil Young's albums cost about £30 on vinyl all of a sudden. Maybe the failure of the PONO player, his attempt at ousting the iPod, hurt him bad, but if you have the cash and want to be a Neil Young completist then this worth adding to the collection.
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