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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby Dr. Baron » 06 Nov 2020, 16:13

Mike Boom wrote:Top ten would be something like this

On the Beach
Tonights the Night
After the Gold Rush
Rust Never Sleeps
Zuma
Harvest
Time Fades Away
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young
American Stars and Bars


Those are pretty much my favorites though I’d trade Ragged Glory and Comes A Time for Harvest and Time Fades Away.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Nov 2020, 16:25

Freedom would definitely make my top ten.
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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Nov 2020, 16:51

My Neil Young top 10:

10. Harvest (1972)
09. American Stars ’N Bars (1977)
08. Re-ac-tor (1981)
07. Ragged Glory (1991)
06. Zuma (1975)
05. On the Beach (1974)
04. Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
03. Tonight’s the Night (1975)
02. After the Gold Rush (1970)
01. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby slightbreeze » 06 Nov 2020, 18:40

I own 29 of them, but none lower than Broken Arrow. However, various box sets and "unavailable" albums are in the collection as well. I own more albums by Neil than any other artist. Those I don't own, am I going to investigate? A bit like asking "Another wafer thin mint, sir?"

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Postby C » 06 Nov 2020, 18:45

Psychedelic Pill, Chrome Dreams II and Le Noise are excellent albums.

At least one would make my top 10.

A couple from the Archives series too - Live at Fillmore East and Live at Massey Hall 1971 would be contenders






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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby C » 06 Nov 2020, 18:54

My top 10 [today].

1. After the Goldrush
2. Everybody Knows this Nowhere
3. Harvest
4. Tonight's the Night
5. Rust Never Sleeps
6. Live at Massey Hall
7. Zuma
8. Psychedelic Pill
9. Live at the Fillmore
10. Comes the Time

If I had to take out 6 and 9 because they weren't in the list I would replace them with Le Noise and On the Beach at 10 and 9 resp.





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Postby Dr. Baron » 06 Nov 2020, 19:22

C wrote:A couple from the Archives series too - Live at Fillmore East and Live at Massey Hall 1971 would be contenders






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Fillmore East would be top 5, probably top 3 for me.
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Postby robertff » 06 Nov 2020, 19:29

Matt Wilson wrote:Freedom would definitely make my top ten.




Thoroughly agree.


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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 06 Nov 2020, 22:44

My top 10 plus Extras

1. After the Goldrush
2. Harvest
3. Zuma
4. Tonight's the Night
5. Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
6. Time Fades Away
7. On the Beach
8. Rust Never Sleeps
9. Comes a time
10. Neil Young


11. American Stars & bars
12. Ragged Glory
13. Freedom
14. Mirror Ball
15. Harvest Moon

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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby Six String » 07 Nov 2020, 04:05

Mike Boom wrote:Top ten would be something like this

On the Beach
Tonights the Night
After the Gold Rush
Rust Never Sleeps
Zuma
Harvest
Time Fades Away
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young
American Stars and Bars

That’s hard to fault (in no particular order). For the record I really like his debut.

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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby Rorschach » 07 Nov 2020, 11:29

C wrote:
Rorschach wrote:I really like Harvest.


A seminally robust album -no idea why it's been ranked so low (17)
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I played it last night and was overwhelmed with nostalgia. When he sang, “When will I see you again?”, I nearly cried for my lost youth.
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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby C » 07 Nov 2020, 17:50

Dr. Baron wrote:
C wrote:A couple from the Archives series too - Live at Fillmore East and Live at Massey Hall 1971 would be contenders






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Fillmore East would be top 5, probably top 3 for me.


Isn't just a fantastically robust album?





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Postby C » 07 Nov 2020, 17:51

Rorschach wrote:I played it last night and was overwhelmed with nostalgia. When he sang, “When will I see you again?”, I nearly cried for my lost youth.


Absolutely Tym.

So many splendid moments





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Postby Dr. Baron » 07 Nov 2020, 17:52

C wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:
C wrote:A couple from the Archives series too - Live at Fillmore East and Live at Massey Hall 1971 would be contenders






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Fillmore East would be top 5, probably top 3 for me.


Isn't just a fantastically robust album?





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Jack Nitzsche on electric piano pushes it well into the realms of the fantastic robust!
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Re: Every Neil Young album ranked, all 45 of them

Postby C » 07 Nov 2020, 18:24

Dr. Baron wrote:
C wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:
Fillmore East would be top 5, probably top 3 for me.


Isn't just a fantastically robust album?





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Jack Nitzsche on electric piano pushes it well into the realms of the fantastic robust!


Indeed

I recall telling our dear friend reap, during a PSL, that in my opinion the album contained the best live version of "Cowgirl in the Sand" that I had ever heard!

Full of music and shed-loads of the bounce and ooof factor!





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