There are only two musicians that I could forgive for whatever they do and one is Neil Young. The other , perhaps not surprisingly, is Bob Dylan. This album sounds awful! If I had bought it as a bootleg I would be disappointed but with good old cantankerous Neil I get the joke. I very much hope we will be offered a "clean" version of this in the future and I will be fool enough to buy it. The songs are great and the idea of a letter to his late mom is poetic. In the unlikely case that you are new to Neil and have yet to buy any of his albums I am sure his many admirers will agree with me that this is NOT the place to start.