10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Note’s For You was the apotheosis of Neil’s ‘80s genre-jumping role-play—a zoot-suited spectacle of brassy, big-band blues. But his contrarian nature cuts through the showbizzy shenanigans: The title track unleashes a scathing indictment of pop stars shilling for soda-pop brands, while the jaunty “Life in the City” examines the impoverished victims cast aside by unchecked capitalism. And for all its glitz and bluster, the album also features sobering turns like “Coupe de Ville,” a smoky-speakeasy ballad simmering with dread and desperation.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Note’s For You was the apotheosis of Neil’s ‘80s genre-jumping role-play—a zoot-suited spectacle of brassy, big-band blues. But his contrarian nature cuts through the showbizzy shenanigans: The title track unleashes a scathing indictment of pop stars shilling for soda-pop brands, while the jaunty “Life in the City” examines the impoverished victims cast aside by unchecked capitalism. And for all its glitz and bluster, the album also features sobering turns like “Coupe de Ville,” a smoky-speakeasy ballad simmering with dread and desperation.

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