Review of the Neil Young CD Reactor


The exceptionally talented Rock artist Neil Young has released him CD entitled Reactor. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Neil Young fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Reactor Neil Young’s artistic excellence is on full display as Young has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.

Unfortunately, it’s not everyday that I get a CD from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just can’t force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Reactor. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

These days it’s a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

If you’re a Neil Young fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you don’t even have to be a fan of Young, or even Rock to know is good. This is just good music. Period.

While this entire album is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 2 – Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze, track 4 – Get Back On It, and track 8 – Shots.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – Opera Star. Good stuff!

Reactor Release Notes:

Neil Young originally released Reactor on August 19, 2003 on the Reprise label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Opera Star 2. Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze 3. T-Bone 4. Get Back On It 5. Southern Pacific 6. Motor City 7. Rapid Transit 8. Shots

Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar). Crazy Horse: Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina. Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan, Jerry Napier. Recorded at Modern Recorders, Redwood City, California.