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Neil Young: Re•ac•tor (Reprise HS2304)

Jon Young, Trouser Press, February 1982

NEIL YOUNG'S sustained vitality is a truly amazing phenomenon. Where most superstars burn out, he's so dependable you tend to take his consistency for granted. The question with each new release, then, becomes not whether Young can continue to be interesting but what approach he'll take. Having excelled at everything from high-voltage riffing to acoustic sentimentality, Young enjoys an unusual amount of stylistic freedom — no doubt a key to his artistic health.

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