Le Noise

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Le Noise
Le Noise Neil Young.jpeg
Studio album by Neil Young
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
StudioLe Noise, Los Angeles, California (Daniel Lanois's home)
GenreFolk rock, garage rock, experimental rock
ProducerDaniel Lanois
Neil Young chronology
Dreamin' Man Live '92
Le Noise
A Treasure
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
BBC Online(positive)[2]
Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
Slant4/5 stars[7]

Le Noise is the 30th studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on September 28, 2010. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Daniel Lanois,[8] hence the titular pun (although "Lanois" is pronounced "Lan-wha"). Lanois stated in an interview with Rolling Stone that "We cut a couple of solo acoustic songs, but the rest is very electric" and "There's no band, but I got in there with my sonics."[9] On August 20, Young posted to Facebook the release date for different formats (including BD and an app for iPhone and iPad) and revealed that it would be a solo album.[10] A music video for the track "Angry World" was premiered on September 14, 2010.[11] A music video for "Hitchhiker" was also premiered on September 17, 2010.[12] The video for "Love And War" was released on September 20, 2010 and the video for "Walk With Me" on September 22, 2010.[13][14] The track "Angry World" won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.[15]

Critical reception[edit]

Le Noise received generally positive reviews with Uncut magazine proclaiming it as the second best album of 2010 in its year-end Top 50 Albums list. This album was number 20 on Rolling Stone's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.[16]

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[17]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was placed 2nd on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling over 10,000 copies in the first week of release.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Young.

1."Walk with Me"4:25
2."Sign of Love"3:58
3."Someone's Gonna Rescue You"3:29
4."Love and War"5:37
5."Angry World"4:11
7."Peaceful Valley Boulevard"7:10


  • Neil Young - guitar, vocals


Chart (2010) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[19] 2
European Top 100 Albums [20] 10
German Albums Chart [21] 22
UK Albums Chart[22] 18
U.S. Billboard 200[19] 14


  1. ^ "Le Noise - Neil Young". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  2. ^ "Music - Review of Neil Young - Le Noise". BBC. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  3. ^ Alexis Petridis (2010-09-24). "Neil Young: Le Noise | CD review | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  4. ^ "Album Reviews: Neil Young: Le Noise". Pitchfork. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  5. ^ Gassmann, David. "Neil Young: Le Noise < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  6. ^ David Fricke (2010-09-27). "Le Noise by Neil Young | Rolling Stone Music | Music Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  7. ^ "Neil Young: Le Noise | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  8. ^ Neil Young announces new Daniel Lanois-produced album NME.com, August 21st, 2010
  9. ^ Neil Young Releasing New Disc, ‘Le Noise,’ Next Month By Andy Greene, August 20, 2010 RollingStone.com
  10. ^ "Facebook, by Neil Young on Friday, August 20, 2010". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  11. ^ ""Angry World" video on". Stereogum.com. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  12. ^ ""Hitchhiker" video on". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  13. ^ ""Love And War" video on". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  14. ^ ""Walk With Me" video on". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  15. ^ "National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  16. ^ "The 30 Best Albums of 2010". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2010). Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  17. ^ "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced" Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine.. aux.tv, June 16, 2011.
  18. ^ Williams, John (2010-10-06). "Neil Young makes chart noise | Music | Entertainment". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  19. ^ a b "Chart listing for Le Noise". Billboard. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  20. ^ "Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video". billboard.com.
  21. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 5 | charts". Mtv.de. 2011-01-07. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  22. ^ "UK chart listing for Le Noise". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 4 November 2016.

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