Mirrorball is Hauntingly Beautiful
Great Combo Pearl Young
By kyle butler
Great songs,great rhythm. Wish Ed was on a few more tracks. Should have released a live album after this.
A great companion to Ragged Glory
I like and appreciate solo, acoustic Neil. However, for me nothing beats electric, hard-rock Neil. This album and Ragged Glory 2 of the best of the nineties!
Jack Irons. Enough Said.
Yes, Neil is amazing. And yes, Stone, Jeff and Mr. McCready are their usual solid selves. But, the star far and away for me on this album is Jack Irons. He plays like a man possessed. After listening to Mirror Ball is has undoubtedly clinched the title of "best Pearl Jam drummer." Matt Cameron has nothing (on his Pearl Jam resume at least) that even comes close to Jack's performance on this album. He drives every single song and makes the music MOVE.
one of the best records of the 90's
this record was the soundtrack of my 1995/1996.
many long days & nights were spent driving through the desert listening/rewinding/repeating "I'm The Ocean".
its like a crazy horse record with a little more punch to it thanks to Jack Irons drumming.
....."i'm for rolling, i'm for tossing in my sleep / it's not guilt though, it's not the company i keep"....perfect
Best NY disc
Best one he ever made
Crazy Horse is the absolute best band for Neil. They can be matched by only one other, Pearl Jam, unbelievable rockers in their own right. It is a shame this album is not more popular. I always loved Neil acoustic and always will, but there is a connection we both have with wanting to turn the amp to 11 and grunge it out. This is 45 minutes of some of the best electric neil that exists. By the way, if you see him live it will change your life. Again.
I get tired of listening to acoustic Neil Young, as the Godfather of Grunge, I'd say this is definitely a album that is one of the reasons why. I'd say this and Ragged Glory are the two more recent albums that best represent an semi-recent electric Neil.
The Brilliance of Neil Young -- Yet Another Demonstration
Step 1: Select "Act of Love."
Step 2: Play it at 11.
Step 3: Realize Neil Young + Pearl Jam = Wow!!
An Incredible Opening
The first four songs on this album make an immdiate impact. Had that passion been sustained this would be a five star classic. Instead it is "just" very good. The latter part of the record feels too long, the pacing of of "Peace and Love" and "Scenery" don't justify their length like "Cowgirl in the Sand " or "Cortez the Killer" do. Maybe a song is like a film, unless you have something perfect, like "The Godfather", you've got to edit it a little.
That said, $8.00 is a bargain considering the first four songs are a must have have, which would cost you $5.16 after i-tunes' outrageous 30% increase in the cost of a song.