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2.0 out of 5 stars Return to sender, 13 May 2014
This review is from: Letter Home [VINYL] (Vinyl)
More of the same frivolous tripe we've come to expect from Neil, but this time with the added irritation of poor sound quality. Hurray!

Since 2003 Neil has delivered 10 albums, some utterly dire, all (with the possible exception of Greendale) half-baked. The man needs to stop, take a breather, and focus on a single project for more than a few weeks. Because his output recently borders on manic; a garbled, speed-written "autobiography" (with a second installment threatened), Fork in the Road, Americana, Pono, electric cars, and now this abomination. When did he decide that frequency of releases trumped quality of content in importance? By my reckoning it was 2005, though some would argue it was a decade before that.

Do yourself a favour and buy Weld or On the Beach with your money and save yourself the frustration of Neil's latest indulgence. You don't need to hear this record, nobody does.
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Initial post: 13 May 2014 19:50:46 BDT
Harsh but fair. Frustrating as ever for the first time in 44 yeRs I'll give this a miss.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 02:45:34 BDT
Billy Music says:
Bought the vinyl and I have to agree. Because he can.

Posted on 14 May 2014 11:20:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2014 13:39:54 BDT
yerblues says:
Haven't heard the new album but will of course...by what i've read I'm not expecting to like it...which is good as i won't be disappointed..... anyway just wanted to say i think that your comments about Neil's recent output are way too harsh ...i happen to love Living with War, Prairie Wind, think Fork in the Road is pretty good, and especially love his last album Psychedelic Pill. Do you think that's half baked? maybe because the lyrics sound like they were written in five minutes perhaps? For me that doesn't take anything away from its brilliance, and possibly adds to it? I don't love everything he does....didn't like Are you Passionate, Le Noise, Americana.......anyway his work these days is far better than his 80s output.....i remember breathing a sigh of relief when Freedom came out in '89 and gobsmacked when Ragged Glory arrived in 1990... a much better album than Weld imo...

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 22:20:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 May 2014 22:31:28 BDT
Different strokes for different folks. He is a cantankerous old hippie who just does everything for himself. He must be a pain to live with too, but we all still love some of his music.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 22:26:51 BDT
It's been up there for some years now.
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