This second album from Neil Young is backed by the band, Crazy Horse. It peeked at number 34 on the billboard charts, and has been certified platinum. The reviews were mostly favorable of Neil Young’s second album, with Rolling Stone saying many positive things. Over time though the reviews have moved from favorable to being more positive. It currently ranks at number 208 on Rolling Stones’ list of Greatest Albums of all Time.
Neil Young was an interesting listen. The music varied from the many contributions of the guitar, and violin. The music also goes from this light, traveling music to something that seems darker, and somber. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought of the album. The genre didn’t seem new to me, but the way Young presented it did. As I continued listening though I began to like it more. I thought Young’s voice grew throughout the record to something more interesting, and the instruments kept getting better.
Rating 3 of 5.