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After The Gold Rush (album) by Neil Young 

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After The Gold Rush
After The Gold Rush by Neil Young (1970)
Overall rank: 74th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 730 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1970 (1st)
Top 50 albums of the 1970s (21st)
Top 100 albums of all time (74th)

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After The Gold Rush is ranked as the best album by Neil Young.

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From Arthurknight 10/11/2014 22:46
great album, neils best
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From Mdemauri 06/26/2014 16:44
His masterpiece. I love this album! One of the definitive if not the definitive singer/songwriter album of the 70's.
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From ricco94 06/06/2014 10:45
Really good album, the first songs are particulary good. Southern Man is a masterpiece.
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From RepoMan 05/09/2014 10:44
I can't get over how she set me free
0h, oh, lonesome me...

Is there another album that more embodies the sound of the 70s? Back when bands' lyrics were repeated by the faithful like sacred truths. Back when albums seemed larger than life carrying their own mythology and album covers were gazed upon for hours as if they held some divine truth. Back when bands were fronted by prophets or gods to indulge us common folk with their truths & power. Neil Young was always more the prophet than the god despite his considerable guitar prowess. Fitting that such a prophet should make the perfect album of love flickering out.

Favorite tracks: Lonesome Blues, Don't let It Bring You Down

Aside: Simply one of the best breakup albums ever!
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From swhaze 04/28/2014 21:03
ATGR is a good example of why Young tends to be overpraised. Don't get me wrong, he is worthy of nearly all the tremendous influencing his name has incurred, and rightfully put out many, many brilliantly composed pieces. But his albums as a whole tend to be shaky, with ruggedly elegant songwriting rarely taking center stage, over mainly simple piano-n-riff-rock, albeit with a tenderness rarely seen in conjunction with a distortion pedal.
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From briggs54 03/01/2014 21:26
You are the only Neil for me
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From camsh 02/01/2014 11:45
Really good. The harmonies and songwriting are excellent.
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From ThomCNTV 01/13/2014 19:13
very good
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From Precedent 01/01/2014 08:56
REALLY good!
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From tgarritsen 12/08/2013 15:17
I Personally prefer Harvest but this one's close. I like the guitar play more on this one.
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