• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2017
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
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  1. Dec 2, 2017
    3
    What a shame. Yet another release marked by sloppy, shoddy goods. While Young has the talent to make mediocre songs listenable, he once set the bar so much higher. Weak work is again rushed to the marketplace. As expectations are repeatedly lowered it becomes increasingly difficult to recall the glory days of ’67-’79.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 80
    Diggin’ A Hole is scratchy blues; Almost Always could have graced Harvest Moon; Stand Tall and Children Of Destiny are earworms; but if you want beauty, you’ve got it on Carnival, once the cackling stops. Neil Young is reborn, yet again.
  2. Uncut
    Dec 21, 2017
    70
    The songs themselves are fascinating in their breadth, and if nothing else, The Visitor feels like Young's broadest album in some time. [Feb 2018, p.26]
  3. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2017
    80
    The best record of the three record of the three recorded with his new and far younger band Promise Of The real, it veers between raw fury an tender melodies. [Feb 2018, p.110]