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"Age," says Neal Young, "makes no difference with music." This is made abundantly clear on his new album, Mirror Ball. Young's association with the youthful alt-rock megaband Pearl Jam has rejuvenated the 49-year-old rocker. Pearl Jam serves as an extraordinary backup band on the new album. Rather than a cheap marketing gimmick, the pairing is a natural coming together of rockers with a shared commitment and passion, saysTIME critic Christopher John Farley. This collection of thoughtful, involving songs is "one of the most consistently rewarding works of Young's long rewarding career."
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