Prairie Wind - Neil Young
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  • Summary: The veteran rocker's first release since recovering from a brain aneurysm includes contributions from Emmylou Harris and Spooner Oldham.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. If Bob Dylan has been for years our best guide to exploring the complexities of human experience, Young may be the songwriter who expresses most eloquently the simple ties that bind us all. [18 Sep 2005]
  2. For once he makes sure he's understood--a matter in which melodies that might otherwise seem overfamiliar are of great service.
  3. 80
    The songs are weirder and darker than their gentle melodies indicate. [Nov 2005, p.141]
  4. It's his simplest music in a while, but it's effective.
  5. 60
    Seems largely unable to go far beyond generic musical stylings and rather lifeless, matt[e]-finish reportage. [Nov 2005, p.97]
  6. Young's music is so rooted in the past, specifically the spirit of the 60s, that his stabs at contemporary relevance sound awkward and even curmudgeonly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27