The last Neil Young album you really cared about

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Musician95616, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Davis, CA
    Artists with long careers and large catalogs (Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney) generally face a challenge with latter day releases matching the quality of their classic albums.

    For Neil, what was the last album of his that you really cared about? I will admit that "Storytone" left me cold, as well as "A Letter Home" and the majority of his more recent albums. In fact, I might say that although "Psychedelic Pill" was an exception for me, Neil Young hasn't really made an album I like since "Ragged Glory" and "Harvest Moon".
    poe_man, mtruslow and Tree-bot like this.
  2. seg763

    seg763 Forum Resident

    Greendale I guess, Prairie Wind and Chrome Dreams 2 were ok.
  3. RayS

    RayS Multiple Time Windmill Noise Survivor

    Out of My Element
    "The Monsanto Years", honest.
  4. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan music junkie

    NJ, USA
    It's hard to top the first five, and, admittedly, I haven't kept up with his prolific repertoire, but I really like, and often listen to, "Old Ways" (1985).
    joelee, Mr-Beagle and theMess like this.
  5. Olias of Sunhill

    Olias of Sunhill Forum Resident

    Jim Creek, CO, USA
    Same here. I find something (and usually quite a bit) of value in all of Neil's releases -- even the ones that get slagged the most here.
    AZRunner, enro99, piepants and 8 others like this.
  6. Storytone
    Folknik, mdekoning and Mr.Sean like this.
  7. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Americana. It's good. Check it out.
  8. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Neil Young is in my top five favorites. I have everything.
  9. simond9x

    simond9x Forum Resident

    After The Goldrush, and Young Man's Fancy
    Gorgon likes this.
  10. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

    Boston, MA, USA
    The last Neil record I really cared about was Harvest Moon, but I saw him this summer and the show fantastic! His band was excellent & did a great setlist of classic stuff. He started solo acoustic, then did full band country and finished with an onslaught of rock. The band was very versatile and could do authentic country and full-on Crazy Horse. The sound was great his voice and guitar were top notch.Totally clear and dead center in the mix. As for the new material, the Monsanto stuff was when he really let loose and rocked hardest and although the lyrics lack his best craft being a bit to direct repeating corporate names ad nauseam and basically being a straight out, blunt bitchfest, He and the band tore into them and lit it up like they were kids with a boombox at a keg party standing around a bonfire. A great show!
  11. funknik

    funknik He who feels it.

    Gorham, ME, USA
    Living With War
    mrpleasant, beerice41, joelee and 4 others like this.
  12. #OneOccupation

    #OneOccupation Well-Known Member

    Tucson AZ
    Greendale- but I havent checked out Monsanto Years
    bonus and Zeki like this.
  13. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    Think "The Monsanto Years" is incredibly underrated, especially 'round these parts (unsurprisingly).
  14. ronbow

    ronbow Forum Resident

    St. Louis MO
    I really really liked "Le Noise". Really.
  15. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Forum Resident

    Monsanto Years is good, especially the music. Could care less about Storytone.
    melstapler and Clanceman like this.
  16. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Last one that really excited me was PP, but I'd put Monsanto Years in the same category with Fork in the Road and Greendale-- Flawed but real interesting and I'm glad he did it.

    Not keen on the two in between.
    Crispy Rob likes this.
  17. RonW

    RonW Forum Resident

    New York
    Buddhahat, captone and MRamble like this.
  18. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Love 'em all.
    vinyl13, Gasman1003, highway and 2 others like this.
  19. Prairie Wind.
    benjammin and Guy E like this.
  20. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    Prairie Wind was really good. I like Psychodelic Pill but I thought it was a bit over hyped but I'm still happy to have it. It may be my last Neil LP though, especially at the price he tends to ask anymore.
  21. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    ''Comes A Time'' was his last great one in my opinion, that's a long time ago.
  22. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

    East Coast, USA
    Living With War and Living With War ("In The Beginning")
    joelee likes this.
  23. noyoucmon

    noyoucmon Forum Resident

    Psychedelic Pill.
    Gavinyl, chumlie, keef90 and 4 others like this.
  24. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

    Comes a Time was a really good album and the last one I cared about. I enjoyed his performance on Austin City Limits in the early 80's as well that was straight out of the Comes a Time sound.
    Jimbo912 and Jackson like this.
  25. Scooter59

    Scooter59 Forum Resident

    Great album. Was there a hi-res or surround version of this released?

Share This Page