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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (album) by Neil Young And Crazy Horse 

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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young And Crazy Horse (1969)
Overall rank: 231st   Overall chart history
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1969 (11th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (39th)
Top 500 albums of all time (231st)

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From rockinsteve 02/25/2018 03:31
This is my favorite album by Mr. Young. I like every track, especially "Cinnamon Girl", which I think is one of THE best opening tracks on ANY album. It sets the tone for the rest of this great album.
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From Sandrof1969 02/13/2018 20:03
Cavalcate psichedeliche, lunghe tirate di chitarra, un suono che vent'anni dopo diverrà modello per la generazione del grunge.
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From RealSlimFatty 02/04/2018 13:54
Man, Down by the river is so good.
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From planetneutral 01/15/2018 05:35
This guy. Just killin' it.
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From romanmonts 11/20/2017 06:39
93/100
Fav tracks: Down by the river, everybody knows this is nowhere, cowgirl in the sand
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From Mercury 10/19/2017 20:01
Sometimes I forget How HEAVY this album is, then I play it and then my ears are destroyed by the first 10 seconds of Cinnamon Girl and I remember: this thing is a freaking bloodbath of fuzzy, scuzzy, grungey, rock at its most fierce and furious!

Okay, how's that for a random way to start this review of Neil's first of many Great albums? Cool.

This album is of 2 minds, the heavy, frustrated, somehow fascinating and minimalist at the same time side is where its at its best. But there is the also great Folk/Country/Poetic/Sensitive singer-songwriter side (which is fuckind great here, but taken to its zenith on the next 2 Neil records).

I love the fact that this album doesn't split the jekyll and Hyde between night and day or side 1 and 2, which is what happens on albums like Remian In Light, Low and even Neil's Rust Never Sleeps to name a very few that do this excellently. Instead, these 2 sides of Neil are there back and forth, Once you get lulled into a chill and peaceful place with say "Round and Round" you are rudely reminded of the ugly, angry side of Young's mind with "Down By The River". There is a weird rhythm to this album. It doesn't seem like this kind of loud quiet loud sequence would make for a totally satisfying experience, but it does.

Lyrically, Neil is great throughout. He just paints vivid scenarios with few words like almost no one else in his time could do. And his voice, all quivery and lovable and classic, while not yet in peak form (again, just wait a year) is alrady just hypnotically brittle and inviting.

But really, if I'm being honest, the strangth of the album is the HEAVY parts. Specifically the far and away best song of the album (and maybe of the year) "Down By The River". Don't get me wrong "Cinnamon Girl" is crunchy excellence and a great opner. And "Cowgirl In The Sand" would be the highlight of 99.9% of all albums, with its fierce, screaming leads from Neil and its rock solid bass grooves which rattle me brain. But, BUT, Come on, "Down By The River". Down By The River!

From the first strutting, menacing, scowling strums, with the cascading slack lines from guitar two and then that bass, which leads straight into the most stunning melody on the album, from that start to the end of this 9 minute piece of art, the song has you by the throat. And its a Jam tarck. But its weirdest, most illogical jam track I've maybe ever heard. The guitar is at times right on the cusp of being laughable in its frustrated "WHY CAN'T I MAKE THIS PIECE OF SHIT SING?!? COME ON! WEEP, YOU MOTHER%$#@er!!!", but it never makes you laugh. Not me anyway. Instead I sit stunned, and yet my head bobs along with the band and the bass in particular. I am stunned because I hear something. I hear Neil in there, I hear what he is implying and what he is feeling, I am right there. I am in awe for some reason at these hypnotically ugly, ferocious at times 1 note "solos". And then it just builds and builds. And then the solo, counter-intuitively cuts off right when it may be about to soar, and then Neil sings again with the voice of a cooler than cool, nonchalant Hero. Later on he croons and really starts to emote those words. And so on and so on. The track is 9 minutes of miraculous music. How is this song so freaking good? Like, perfect?

Songs, The Losing End, and The title Track, are great folk country songs too.

Anyway, I like the whole album. It features maybe the best song of the 1960s, and only one song I'm not big on - "Running Dry". Its anchored by 2 classics and it has the greatest classic in the middle, with some delicious bread filling in the gaps. This album is like a delicious inverted sandwich! There ya go. I coulda said that and that would have summed up the excellence of this album in a few words and I could have avoided the weird impossibility of describing with words the most physical of songs.

Grade: 9.3/10
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From wooolf 10/19/2017 12:32
Old is not always good. Recording issues apparent (distortion, hiss, clipping, ...).
Also inconsistent quality/sound between different tracks.
Still a decent country/Americana album. (not a fan of those genres)
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From glynspsa 05/11/2017 12:57
A true masterpiece among my favorites as well as one of the best albums ever recorded. All tracks are notable but the top of the list are Down By The River, Cowgirl In The Sand, and Cinnamon Girl
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From Komorebi-D 03/06/2017 02:04
Everything I want to say here has been said. Still deciding which is Young's best and this one is giving me lots of trouble. That's how excellent it is!
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From BrunoDMartins 03/05/2017 18:26
Favorite Tracks: The Losing End, Down by the River & Cowgirl In The Sand
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