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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

1969

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Album Summary

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is the second studio album by Canadian/American musician Neil Young, released in May 1969 on Reprise Records, catalogue number RS 6349. His first with longtime backing band Crazy Horse, it peaked at number 34 on the US Billboard 200 in August 1970 during a 98-week chart stay and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album is on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2003, the album was ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and at number 407 in the 2020 edition. It was voted number 124 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

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Rating

3.53

Votes

5338

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Singer Songwriter
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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Neil Young's second solo album, released only four months after his first, was nearly a total rejection of that polished effort. Though a couple of songs, "Round Round (It Won't Be Long)" and "The Losing End (When You're On)," shared that album's country-folk style, they were altogether livelier and more assured. The difference was that, while Neil Young was a solo effort, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere marked the beginning of Young's recording association with Crazy Horse, the trio of Danny Whitten (guitar), Ralph Molina (drums), and Billy Talbot (bass) that Young had drawn from the struggling local Los Angeles group the Rockets. With them, Young quickly cut a set of loose, guitar-heavy rock songs -- "Cinnamon Girl," "Down by the River," and "Cowgirl in the Sand" -- that redefined him as a rock & roll artist. The songs were deliberately underwritten and sketchy as compositions, their lyrics more suggestive than complete, but that made them useful as frames on which to hang the extended improvisations ("River" and "Cowgirl" were each in the nine-to-ten-minute range) Young played with Crazy Horse and to reflect the ominous tone of his singing. Young lowered his voice from the near-falsetto employed on his debut to a more expressive range, and he sang with greater confidence, accompanied by Whitten and, on "Round Round," by Robin Lane. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was breathtakingly different when it appeared in May 1969, both for Young and for rock in general, and it reversed his commercial fortunes, becoming a moderate hit. (Young's joining Crosby, Stills & Nash the month after its release didn't hurt his profile, of course.) A year and a half after its release, it became a gold album, and it has since gone platinum. And it set a musical pattern Young and his many musical descendants have followed ever since; almost 30 years later, he was still playing this sort of music with Crazy Horse, and a lot of contemporary bands were playing music clearly influenced by it.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
2

Neil Young is easily the most overrated artist on this whole list. He's an awful singer, a boring musician, and a mediocre songwriter at best. This is some of the most vanilla, cardboard cutout, middle-of-the-road music I've ever heard. It was on track to get a bland 3 stars from me but somewhere around the middle of the album, someone started committing warcrimes with what I think was a fiddle. Hard to tell. All I know is that the atonal screeching most certainly violated the Geneva convention and should have landed Mr. young in jail for crimes against humanity. Two stars is generous.

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Tue May 04 2021
5

DAOWN BY DA RIVURRRRRR AH SHAT MAH BAYBEEEEEEE

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Mon Oct 18 2021
5

Classic. Neil knocked it out of the park with his new, grungy rock sound, and managed to balance it out with a good selection of his well established country folk sound as well. With not a single point feeling waisted here, this made for an exceptional start to what would be exceptional run of albums. Favorites: Cinnamon Girl, Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere, Down by the River, Cowgirl in the Sand

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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

Though it’s only a few songs, this album takes its time to properly build each song without overstaying its welcome. One of my favorite things is Neil Young’s strange lead guitar lines and solos. He uses interesting rhythms and accidentals in his playing that give his solos a frantic yet earnest feeling that really suits this music.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
3

The songs here are generally simple and pleasant. Mostly basic stuff though. I found youngs voice to be a bit ‘take it or leave it’. Some of the songs don’t really seem to ‘go anywhere’. Nevertheless this album was enjoyable and exceeded my initial expectations. Generally the longer tracks were nice and crazy horse provides some enjoyable, but not outstanding, instrumentation. Overall I think the last track ‘cowgirl in the sand’ was the best of both young and crazy horse on this album. Overall I feel three stars is appropriate. This is a good album, but I could live without it (as I might have to thanks to that fuss with Spotify!)

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

Fckn can't stand Neil Young

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

classic, still can't get enough of this record - sent me into a Neil spiral

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Sun Mar 07 2021
5

Saved Prior: None Not Saved: 7. Round & Round Cutting Edge: 6. Running Dry 5. Cinnamon Girl Saved: 4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 3. The Losing End 2. Cowgirl in the Sand 1. Down by the River Overall Notes: Don't usually listen to much of this country/rock stuff, so didn't expect to like this at all. A 4.5 that I rounded up for because of how much it blew my expectations out of the water. Good vibes and fun instrumentals. I'm excited to hear more from this up and comer 'Neil Young'.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
5

Neil Young is in the camp of Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, NIN, and Prince.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Really fun to listen to while working! Never listened to Neil Young but this forced me to check out more and it’s great!

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Fantastic record start to finish. Solid tracks like Cinnamon Girl, Cowgirl, and River with lots of airplay, and don't sleep on the groovy title track. Obligatory diss to JR for his bs that has Neil pulling his music from Spotify . . .

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Sun Apr 10 2022
5

Cinnamon Girl, Down by the River and Cowgirl are three monster songs and are so good that the rest of the tracks could be Justin Bieber songs and the LP would still get a 5.  Now I'll digress: In 1985 I saw Neil during the Canadian National Exhibition. He was touring in support of his Old Ways LP, a country album that nobody bought. He had a 500 lb fiddler who easily bowed his weight and lit up the country songs. As soon as we heard the opening chords to  Down by the River, my buddy Rick (RIP) and I immediately thought the same thing: What on earth is the 500 lb fiddler going to do during this song? We quickly concluded the best bet was that he would  skip out to the CNE's Food Building; after all he had a good 15 minutes.  But nooooo. He stayed on stage  and bowed something that wasn't too interruptive while the rest of the boys kicked it hard. 

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Fri Aug 06 2021
2

I've passionately hated every Neil young album that this list has given me, except for this one. i only hate half of it. the tracks with electric guitar are pretty good, but then you have to sift past all of the whiny country stuff thats just background music for red dead redemption.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

It’s Neil Young and Crazy Horse. What the fuck am I gonna say? 10/10

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Probably my favorite of the three I’ve heard so far

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Classic young, but fun

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Wed May 26 2021
5

Great album

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

A classic.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

One of my all-time favorite records. I'd go 4.5/5 if I could, but this deserves more than 4.

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Wed May 26 2021
5

neil young is my spirit animal

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Excelentes músicas, consigo me ver ouvindo de vez em quando, quando estiver cansado de ouvir as mesmas coisas. Melhores: Cinnamon Girl, Down by the River e Cowgirl in the Sand. Pior: Round & Round.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

A classic. Possibly a little bit underrated despite having four of his absolute best songs.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

Neil Fucking Young. Nuff said.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Behagelig rock

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

fire

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

One of my favorite Neil Young albums. Ragged perfection.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Nice album.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

Yup. This would make it onto a list half as long

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Wed Aug 11 2021
5

This is the album that established both Neil Young and backing band Crazy Horse as forces to reckon with.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Love it

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Una joya, que excelente disco

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

Classic Neil! Love this album!

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

Flows beautifully, great songs

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

Neil Young is a legend. Great Folk album

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

wonderful album, love it

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

Classic

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

I MEANNN. This is not my first time listening to this album. It is solid and it is fairly hype but not TOO hype because Young has a pretty chill voice. Good guitar and background music.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Great blend of folk, country, and rock. Young's vocals are not the greatest, but they have character and work well within the vocal harmonies. The excellent guitar work, supported by a strong rhythm section, really draws you in and makes this album a pleasant experience overall.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

A 5-star album, easily: it is one of these absolute classic albums on the list and one of these timeless albums that stay good no matter how many times you listen to it. Very influential, but most of all: great songs. Of course, the two 10-minute songs stand out but the other songs are very strong too (except for Round & Round even though it still fits).

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Hello again, Neil. I already said what I had to say about you.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

Classic

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

Five stars right up until the fucking fiddle started on Running Dry goddamn it Neil why you gotta do me like that. Loved the guitar playing on Down by the River. Nah giving it five stars anyway

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Primeiro.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

Love this album. Great sound and alot of great songs in here.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Amazing

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Jean in a convertible at main gate lol

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Love the crazy horse sound. Young at his best

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

The best Neil Young album on this list so far. Great variety of its songs, wildly ahead of its time in some parts.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

I listed to Neil Young’s self titled debut before this, and like, I really like Neil Young’s music, but sometimes the way he sings deadass sounds like Carl Wheezer still I really liked both the debut album and this one this album does have some songs I didn’t really like but the grand majority of the album slaps and I think it makes up for a mediocre song here and there overall 9/10, a classic in folk/rock history

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Sun Apr 10 2022
5

When you compare this LP to Harvest or After the Gold Rush you can see the transformation of Neil Young's sound when he played with Crazy Horse. The production is sludgy and the playing is loose, more like a live recording. I like it when they say that many "long-time concert favourites" came from an album. These tracks usually weren't released as singles and the only way to determine that they drove album sales was to go and witness the live audience reaction after the first few notes. In this case we have Down by the River & Cowgirl in the Sand that fit that definition, not to mention Cinnamon Girl, but that was a single and not 10 minutes long. Fortunately for us, due to CanCon, we heard these songs more on the radio than the rest of the world.

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Sun May 01 2022
5

classic

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Sat May 07 2022
5

Just a top notch album. Helps that it has my fav song by Neil ... "Down by the River". A classic in all ways. A-

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Fri May 13 2022
5

Don’t like round and round I get lost in down by the river. Great riff.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

LP

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

Neil Young at his gritty best, self-righteousness and all.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Awww yeah.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Good shit, man.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
5

beautiful

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Sat Jul 30 2022
5

Essential Neil Young album, one of the five best records of his lengthy career by almost all (different) counts out there (and the first one of them, chronologically speaking). *Cinnamon Girl*, the title track, and the long "Down By The River" and "Cowgirl In The Sand", with their epic guitar soloing and hypnotic repetitions, are just the stuff of legend. But even a less known cut such as the borderline-psychedelic post-apocalyptic country number "Running Dry", with its evocative and ominous fiddle in the background, is worth the detour here. Five stars, obviously. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 844 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory: 84 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 39 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 32

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Wed Aug 03 2022
5

Masterpiece

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Mon Aug 08 2022
5

It's Neil. It's great. Loved every second of this album - it's got a bit more rock than folk to it I feel.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Track 2 “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” is probably my favorite. Very nostalgic, kind of melancholy. I already had “Harvest” downloaded making this my second Neil Young album. I’m liking him a lot more than I thought I would.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

It's sad this album is no longer on Spotify since it's an absolute banger. Although I slightly prefer the live versions from 4 Way Street, this still absolutely rocks.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

aivan todella kova levy! erityisesti loppuraidan kitarat jää raikaamaan päähän. 5/5.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

How could I never heard about this album before? This thing slaps!

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Un classique, j'adore neil young 5/5

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Somehow I’d never heard this whole album. Growing up on classic rock radio I’d heard the singles. But they make a lot more sense together. This record feels ahead of it’s time. From the opening notes it’s hard to believe Cinnamon girl was released in 1969. Listening to it today, the extended meaningless solos on Down By the River are a real test of patience. DBTR almost ruins this record for me, but Cowgirl in the Sand saves it. That initial punch after the intro blew me away, and then the first solo is so much more purposeful than DBTR, and the band grooves so hard off it. By the time the second solo comes around I’m ready for something off-kilter, and now the manic energy of it makes sense and lasts just long enough. When the lead blends back into the verse playing a sweet distorted melody, it’s pretty much perfect. As it fades out, I’m ready to play it again.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Awesome album, cinnamon girl, down by the river, cowgirl in the sand

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

La primera del reguitzell d'obres mestres que l'amic Young aniria destilant durant les décades en què ha estat en actiu. Aquí fonamenta el que seria el so característic de la seva unió amb Crazy Horse, sobretot amb aquestes dues joies de jam imponent que són 'Down by the River' i 'Cowgirl in the Sand'. Apart, li donava temps a deixar-nos altres mostres d'orfebreria més breu però igual d'inspirada a 'Cinnamon Girl' i el tema que dona títol a l'àlbum

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Easy 5. I wasn't always a fan of Neil Young, but this is the album that hooked me, where it finally clicked how brilliant the man is. It's easily my favorite Neil Young album, and for my money, his most perfectly realized work. Young strikes a balance here between his trademark grit and some really lovely songcraft that few artists are able to do. This is just his second solo album and he hits it out of the park, revealing his incredible depth as a musician and expressiveness as a vocalist and songwriter. His ability to move from prickly and dark to warm and introspective is effortless and enthralling. Every song on here is a gem. I could go on all day, but I think I'll just go listen to it again. Album was not available on Spotify, but is easy to find on YouTube. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Cowgirl in the Sand, Down by the River, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Round & Round (It Won't Be Long), The Losing End (When You're On), Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets), Cinnamon Girl

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Sometimes one is exactly the right number of notes for a guitar solo. The start of something special with Crazy Horse, and some absolute classics that set a template for Neil Young and *many* other bands. So good, I listened to it twice in a row :)

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Sun Nov 20 2022
5

I really love this album. I think it's his best

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

For some reason, I haven't listened to that one as often as the other big Neil classics of the first half of the 70's. That's certainly not because the album isn't as good. On the contrary. There are no lesser moments on this, this is Neil Young at his absolute best. The onyl reason why I wouldn't spin that one all the time is because he has so much great material to choose from. Flawless.

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Wed Sep 02 2020
4

Good Album. Solid

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

very good folk record

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Wed Dec 30 2020
4

I thought some of the songs would drag on but they didn't. Nice musicianship.

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Thu Oct 08 2020
4

Hard to give a genius like Neil Young anything lower than a 4.

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Thu Oct 22 2020
4

Excelente. Solos de guitarra e vocais memoráveis. Ouvir novamente. Destaque para Down by the River e Cowgirl in the Sand

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Mon Nov 02 2020
4

Excelente. Solos de guitarra e vocais memoráveis. Ouvir novamente. Destaque para Down by the River e Cowgirl in the Sand

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

interesting

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

Neil Young really puttin in some work

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

A couple of classics on there. Most of it I really liked. Some of the lyrics I wasn't super keen on and it felt like it dragged on a bit on the longer songs -- I'm not a huge fan of +5 minute songs, so 9 and 10 minute songs lose their appeal to me.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

3.8

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Liiite dansbandsvarningar här och där, men överlag jättemysig och bra. Gitarrsolona är otroligt nog det som höjer betyget.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

A short album, but packed full of classics. Neil always has great lyrics and the music to back it.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

solid stuff from Neil - C

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Good album. The longer songs were more interesting to me. When Neil lets the guitar go, I get happy.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Through and through pretty great.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Fine album. Sounds like Neil Young

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

This is a fantastic album by Neil Young! I hadn't listened to it and glad I did. Great songwriting, singing and guitar!

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Rockin guitar, bluesy guitar, steel guitar, country guitar, my kind of musico. Loved most of the songs, not a perfect 5 stars because the slower songs disappointed a bit. Can feel the Pearl Jam influences here. Love track 2, never knew it was Neil Young!

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Good stuff

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Sun Jan 31 2021
4

I really like folksy Neil Young. All around felt like a solid album, but the jams in songs like Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand were the standouts for me!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

I'm a big fan of Neil Young. Pretty cool folk, country and rock mix. Relaxing vibes.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

I like Neil Young.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Really good. First 4 star award. Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand worth the 4 stars.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Solid Neil Young music for people who like Neil Young.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

Le pongo un 4 porque me gusta Neil Young. Pero el disco no me ha encantado.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

fav tracks: cinnamon girl, down by the river, cowgirl in the sand

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Neil Young: auch mal wieder so ne unerledigte Hausaufgabe, vor der ich angesichts ihrer schieren Größe und Unübersichtlichkeit immer zurückschrecke - sehr viel kenne ich von ihm gar nicht, und wo soll man halt auch anfangen? Also einfach mal mitten rein mit der erstbesten Empfehlung hier. Gefällt mir deutlich besser als erwartet, fühlt sich richtig gut an: die oft spärliche aber eigentlich immer genau richtige Instrumentierung, die Harmonien, der blubbernde Bass - und auch sein Gesang, den ich deutlich kraftvoller empfinde als das erinnerte eher dünne Fisteln (my bad!). Wohldosierter Countrysound (gern genommen: The Losing End), bluesig, nicht zu folkig (Running Dry noch am ehesten), ziemlich mit sich im Reinen - so mäandert , slidet und hallt das vor sich hin, und mit Cowgirl in the Sand kenn ich ja am Ende sogar doch einen Song! Tja und am Ende, ich bin selbst überrascht, jammen der junge Neil und Crazy Horse sich sogar über die vorher vermutete Grenze einer 3 hinaus - 3,8 darf es für diese schöne Entdeckung gern geben!

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Sun Jan 31 2021
4

Always been into Neil. This was no "Harvest" or "After the Gold Rush," which I imagine we'll see on this list, but it still has some great Neil Young tracks on here. I only knew "Cinnamon Girl" coming into it, but that was a great demonstration of what Crazy Horse contributes to a Neil Young album. I love his folksy singer-songwriter vibe, but having Crazy Horse swoop in and add some crunch and texture to his songs really gives him some more depth and range. "Running Dry" and "Cowgirl in the Sand," were my other two standouts. Really loved the old-timey fiddle/violin on "Running Dry." I was feeling very, on the old dusty trail, with that one. Excited to see some more Neil, or a little CSNY later on this list.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

4/5

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Sat May 08 2021
4

Jeez there are a lot of albums from 1969. Luckily this is a goodun. Neil manages to avoid his annoying squeaky traits and just writes solid folk rock songs. Cinnamon girl and down by the river are stone cold classics too. 4/5

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Think I might have found my new favourite Neil Young album.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Kijk! Er zit nog iets tussen wat me nog wel positief kan verrassen ;-) De bekende nummers van dit album zijn tof, maar de rest ook! Goed album! En van de hele rits Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young en aanverwante soloalbums die al in veelvoud zijn langskomen is dit tot nu toe wel mijn favoriet!

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Geweldige plaat en te gekke songs. Ben groot fan van Neil Young en vond Harvest en After The Gold Rush al geweldig. Deze komt daar dus zeker bij

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Weer Neil Young, maar gelukkig wel echt een mooi plaatje!

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Ja, een van eerste Neil albums en nog steeds even goed om weer te horen.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Classic

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Aangename muziek, de lange nummers steken met kop en schouders boven de andere uit, mooi qua opbouw

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

Was very very surprised by this. I don't really like country, but I do like rock, and this was a great fusion of the two. The choruses were pretty phenomenal Saved: Cinnamon Girl, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Didn't realise I liked Neil Young as much as I have enjoyed the last two albums of his we have listened too so far

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Really enjoyable listen

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Top album

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Really enjoyed this despite personal feeling towards Neil haha. Cowgirl In the Sand is a great closer. Underrated amongst Neil songs.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

I like Neil Young. I have his "Harvest" and "Harvest Moon" albums. I think I like at least something from every one of Neil Young's colaborations, but I couldn't tell you when a song is from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, or when it's just a Neil Young song. "Cinnamon Girl" and "Down by the River" were the familiar tracks for me from this album. This felt like a solid album that I would listen to again.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

This album from 1969 sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. It's clean and dirty, relaxing and tense, all-around classic dad rock that surely paved the way for the music genre. "Cinnamon Girl" opens with clappy percussion and catchy guitar riffs. This so-called "cinnamon girl" sounds like a manic pixie dream woman who enjoys nice things in life with her man by her side. "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" is short but shares the sentiment of wanting to get away from the rat race, a feeling I'm all too familiar with... "Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)" is actually quite long at 5:54 and features Robin Lane on harmonizing vocals that invokes the feeling of life slowly passing by as we try to do the things that give us purpose "Down by the River"is about 9 and a quarter minutes long and features head-nodding instrumentals from Crazy Horse that makes me want to play pool in a seedy, friendly, yokel's bar while coming together to sing along "down by the riiiiiiiver, I shot my baaaaaby" "The Losing End" is a relatable breakup song -- "my tears fall down like rain" is a classic similie that doesn't ever feel good, but we all go through it “Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)" sounds like a cry for help and somewhat of an apology letter to someone Neil Young may have wronged or let down that features powerful and woeful strings (is that a fiddle?) that feels bad but also feels quite nice "Cowgirl in the Sand" closes the album at 10 minutes and 6 seconds long and starts off with Crazy Horse setting the scene, seemingly telling the listener to "strap in" for this one. Lots of instrumental breaks that let the song tell its story with lyrics that Young wrote while suffering from a 103 degree fever about promiscuous femininity... or maybe it's really about beaches in Spain? This album is 21 years my senior and I can only sit and wonder how influential it was. As I said, it sounds like it could’ve been recorded yesterday. Fresh sound that transcends music gimmicks and pop culture, and simply ages like fine wine.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

For only having 7 tracks, this album still feels satisfying. One I would call a dud—“The Losing End” because I don’t like that country shuffle beat and any song that uses it—but everything else is A+. Favourite track: “Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)”

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Anything Neil has ever put his name on feels like sandals and unbuttoned shirt kind of weather.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

A good listen. Very chill, with a few excellent tracks.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

This did not have any of the handful of NY songs I know well and there are some whoppers on here. Cinnamon Girl took me by surprise but my favourite 2 are the long ones - cowgirl in the sand and down by the river (unbelievable).

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Wed May 26 2021
4

First 3 songs didn't really do anything for me. Last 4 were almost all great all the time.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Decent album that showcases Neil's Talent, although I would have personally preferred some more electric guitars

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Such a unique sound. Neil Young has such a personality in his songwriting and creates an album so authentic in comparison to Dylan and his CS&N peers. This was such a cool album to explore, I can definitely see now the influence he had on grunge 2 decades later. I have been sleeping on Young!

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

I listened to this one 3-4 times over the course of the day yesterday.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Fantastic album

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Sun Sep 19 2021
4

Rólyndis Neil. Gott stöff.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Not his best album but still worthy of a 4 star

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Interesting but old

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

pretty relaxed? dude has a pleasant voice, the music is chill lyrics can be cringe male lyrics but it was like. the 1900s. who cares

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

I think if I turn into an old dude who only listens to Neil Young records, it’ll probably be a very happy retirement for the most part. This one is a little light on the falsetto driven ballads that I love, but still good from start to finish.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Cinnamon Girl. That's a great way to kick this off. Nothing grabbed me as much as that one, but these were all good, all had their own personalities. And they all had Neil's personality, which I guess is good, too. There's also a dog on the cover, so you know this album is okay, probably.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

One of Neil’s best - a joy throughout and has Down by The River which is a bona fide classic

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

A consistently nice album lacking that one amazing track to elevate it to a 5. "Good Neil" to quote Mr Brown.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

This is a fine album more immediately accessible than others of his on the list. Great songs, good playing.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

2nd November 2021 Started late in the day when back from the gym. Finished on the 3rd at work in the office. Some absolute stunners (down by the river) and some slow country, beautiful stuff.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Another excellent album that I haven't listened to in a long time. Enjoyed most of the songs and loved a few of them.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Pretty good. I don't have the mental energy right now to do a proper review. But this is a good one, you'll have to trust me.

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

When Neil’s on a bummer, that’s my shit. When he feels like ‘rocking’ (Cinnamon Girl, Down By the River), not so much.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Not my favorites by Neil Young but was still decent

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

The more I listen to Neil Young the more I like him. Haven't listened that much - yet

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Lovely, and just the right amount of moody

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Pretty good. I liked the guitar better in Ragged Glory but I think Neil Young's voice is more suited to the slower ballad type songs.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

different to what i normally listen to

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Easy to listen to. Great album for the era

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Ok

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Knows his stuff

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

Pretty good in the background

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

3.75

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Bit ironic I got this a week after the Neil Young vs Joe Rogan fiasco so had to watch this with ads on YouTube. This situation at this time is still going on so was intrigued to see if I would miss the music that disappeared from Spotify. From this album at the very least, Young feels missed as I would love to have some of these songs saved. The acoustic and electric guitar parts are really good throughout too. I was reading the wiki article for this and found out Young wrote half the album while having a fever. And those songs (Cinnamon Girl, the title track, Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand) are the best on here. The rest are ok but not as good. A very decent and fine little album.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Neal Young is stretching his legs on his second post-Buffalo Springfield solo disc. His first collab of many with Crazy Horse is a great peak into where he will take his music. His songwriting stands out here - Cinnamon Girl, Down By The River, The Losing End… etc are all sonically not something that you'd think a singer / songwriter would put out in 1969. This popped up on the tail end of NYs battle with Spotify, and I'll repeat what I said last week with an Eric Clapton selection, it's okay to seperate the asshole from the music when they take stands you don't agree with. 4/5.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Some of my all time favorites here, and of xourse the two lengthy linchpin numbers of Down By the River and Cowgirl in the Sand. A coue of dull spots hold it just shy of masterpiece status for me but still essential.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Lovely stuff, Neil is a quality dude

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Neil and Crazy Horse at their early height here, The classic "Cinnamon Girl" and the title track which are still on Neil's Live set list are great songs and were an auger of things to come from the maestro of Country Rock and such an influence on Grunge 30 years later. Danny Whitten, (Pre the experiences that invoked another Neil Young Classic, "The Needle And "The Damage Done") on guitar and some great harmonies shows off his brilliance in these roles. "Down By The River" is another great track and a classic in the genre, again Crazy Horse were the right people at the right time for Neil 1969 and still are today even though their have been many iterations he always gets the right people to play/sing with him. The final track, "Cowgirl In The Sand" another classic Neil Young standard, again highlighting his influence on both (Believe or not) on Punk and Grunge music. A great Album rightfully on this list. I love it!

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Of NY’s classic albums, this one stands the test of time. It’s funny, I forgot how good it was until I grabbed my headphones and dropped the needle (no Spotify…). Cowgirl In the Sand and Down By the River are two of my favorite songs by him. Both are long “jam” style songs with guitar solos that feel more like an attack on the guitar as opposed to a virtuoso playing juuuuust the right note at the right time. All in all, a fantastic album.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

The melancholy, the rock sound infused with the tiniest bit of country, Young’s distinctive voice. It’s a solid album, but the guitar solos feel a bit indulgent.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

Great enough stuff, but nothing really pushes it all the way up to 5

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

I like a bit of Neil Young: good songs, harmonies, distinctive mournful voice. Bit of iffy playing here and there but otherwise I enjoyed it.

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

Neil Young really knocks it out of the park with this album with three incredible songs: Cinnamon Girl, Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand. I like the other country/folk songs less but when he rocks out there's nothing like it. The guitar counter play and solo on Cowgirl is simply brilliant and iconic Young.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

A little bit country, folk, blues and rock’n roll. It’s no doubt that Neil Young is a great singer/songwriter. It’s not really my style, but my hats off to him and the obvious influence he’s had on may others musicians due to his own musicianship.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

I really liked this album. Very chill but with some upbeat songs mixed in. Very easy listening. Good to chill to.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Mix of excellent and average tracks.

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Thu May 19 2022
4

Nice melodies, some songs drag on a bit too long. Overall, a calming listening experience.

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Sun May 22 2022
4

Man, that riff that starts Cinnamon Girl... The vocals that come in are off-puttingly mild. That said... damn this is a good album. More filthy guitar on Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand.

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Le pongo un 4 porque me gusta Neil Young. Pero el disco no me ha encantado.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

I really dig it

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Took me a while to listen bc it wasn't available on Spotify, but boy, do i regret taking so long... Bluesy country-rock that only late 60's/mid 70's could provide. The title track is the one that stands out the most for me, but the album as a whole is quite an experience.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Har aldri forstått meg på Neil Young, men dette var egentlig ganske bra. Litt plagsomt at det ikkje ligg på spotify, men samtidig kult med boikott. + for hest på albumet

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

My favourite Neil Young album.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

It wasn't available on Spotify, found on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.co.uk/albums/B002DPHOF4 Neil Young was one of those that I kept meaning to listen to, but never did. I thought he'd be too folky for me. With this album, I was genuinely surprised, I thought it was really good - great musicianship. I'll need to re-listen in future, I suspect it's a constant grower. An optimistic 4 from me.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Neil Young & Crazy Horse at their best!

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

🟩 70 🥇 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 🥈 Cinnamon Girl 🥉 Cowgirl in the Sand

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Neil Young is great. Not my favourite of his though, some of the songs are just too long and meandery.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Nice to listen to

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Niel young is a new favorite glad im doing this! Some parts really rocked my block off

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

Very distinctive voice and musical style, which can lose impact after a while. No tracks I knew before, and nothing immediate or catchy, but a solid album of classic Neil Young songs.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Endast Down By The River tillgänglig på Spotify. Den var bra. Coolt gitarrsolo i högra örat.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Hard to find album. Great guitar solos, easy to listen to. Mellow, relaxing.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

could not listen on spotify. found on youtube.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Only I can listen to this album one song in Spotify. But it's enough for to know that Neil Young is a referent. Nice.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Mellow very of its time some amazing songs

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

Liked the guitar solos, catchy choruses Sort of rough cut, unrefined feeling

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Good stuff; easy to listen to.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

I love Neil Young, but so far the albums that have come up I've found to be alright or very much one or two excellent tunes and then some filler. This album however, was solid through and through. Neil's in rock mode here, less folk and some serious jams on the two long songs. Cinnamon Girl is a banger, but was surprised how much I recognized among the other songs. Definitely an album I would pick up.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

hm

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Not sure I ever listened to this album straight through before.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

I mean i liked the only song that is available in spotify

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Sat Sep 10 2022
4

Nice melody through out. Classic Neil Young

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

Ol' Neil got real close to the perfect mix here. I envision him licking his finger to use it like a weathervane and thinking his next album needs that little something that only he could think was missing here. But with gems like Down By The River and Cowgirl In The Sand, no one is complaining.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

Yeah something about Neil Young just clicks with me super well. It's not my favorite project from him, but call it a solid 4.5. Favorite tracks: "Down By the River", "Cinnamon Girl"

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

It’s a pity that his albums are removed from spotify, although I understand his decision. Loved the album though. It’s just so easy to listen to, I could put this album easily on repeat. Favourite songs: - Down by the river - The losing end

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Really great sound. Shorter, to the point, and beautiful songs. Weirdly sexist last song but hey, it was the 60s.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

really relaxing, it would go to my playlist if spotify allowed me T-T

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

This was a great album, loved this and quite a few songs I'd never heard before.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

Neil Young writes great songs.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Aijai, taattua Youngia. Vika biisi etenkin timangia.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Great rock record from one of the all timers. NY&CH > CSNY > NY solo

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

Great. Will probably go back to

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