Let me begin by saying that I really like Neil Young. I've followed him since his days with Buffalo Springfield. I have virtually everything he's ever recorded on either vinyl or CD (usually both), and I even have a couple of bootlegs (sorry, Neil!) of concert performances. I have the utmost respect for Neil Young, both as a songwriter and musician. But with all due respect, this album sucks. That's not to say that there aren't a few bright moments-- but in all honesty I have to tell you that this is the only-- ONLY-- Neil Young album that I have yet to ever be able to sit through all the way without taking it off. I have always thought that Geffen Records did Neil wrong, but this album almost justifies their claims that he intentionally recorded records that wouldn't sell while with their label. I have to wonder if this was actually Neil's way of giving the label the finger-- sort of an inside joke that only he gets. Maybe, but to those of us who actually paid money for it, it was a bit of a slap in the face. I'm giving it 2 stars only because it IS Neil, after all, and because he deserves some kind of credit for having the guts to put his name on the line for an album this bad. Sorry Neil, I luv ya, but I just can not recommend this one.