• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: May 9, 2006
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50

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  1. ImanL
    May 26, 2006
    4
    Neil Young is a groovey old man but love Bush or hate him, he deserves better protests songs then these half-baked anthems. I mean, "Ohio" it aint..
  2. josh
    May 14, 2006
    6
    average neil young tunes. there's no poetry here like on other anti-war neil ballads such as 'powderfinger'. he takes many shots at bush but ultimately offers no hope (maybe obama? maybe COLIN POWELL? even if that is tounge and cheek, c'mon, neil...) he even says in one track something to the effect of "we were lied into this war and now we're just stuck here." average neil young tunes. there's no poetry here like on other anti-war neil ballads such as 'powderfinger'. he takes many shots at bush but ultimately offers no hope (maybe obama? maybe COLIN POWELL? even if that is tounge and cheek, c'mon, neil...) he even says in one track something to the effect of "we were lied into this war and now we're just stuck here." well, screw that. look for the upcomming album from michael franti and spearhead to at least have the balls to call for us to bring the troops back home NOW. i find this to be a bunch of uninspired (lyricly), half hearted (musically), empty shots at the president (an easy target). Expand
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. "Living With War" -- irate, passionate, tuneful, thoughtful and obstinate -- is definitely worth a click.
  2. Living With War's short gestation benefits Young's performance, inspiring him to make his loudest, rawest release of new material since at least Ragged Glory, maybe even Rust Never Sleeps.
  3. Living With War is instantly the most incisive and penetrating album that Young has released in years, and it is arguably the most vital of his career.