Rust Never Sleeps (live album) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
(Live album)
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 388th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 850 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1979 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (95th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (388th)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse bestography

Rust Never Sleeps is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by Neil Young & Crazy Horse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse is Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere which is ranked number 198 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,386.

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84/100 (from 850 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.8/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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75/100
From 02/09/2023 15:35
A classic Neil Young album where he demonstrates how good both his acoustic and electric side were. His vocal and song writing is as good as ever and the backing of Crazy Horse adds a lot to this record. The two just seem to go together so well and they create some excellent stuff on here. I do think there are a few slower moments, mainly near the back end of the release, but it doesn't let the record down on the whole. I especially love the two bookends of this album as they open and close the record in style. Overall, while this may not be amongst his greatest ever there is still a lot to love on here and plenty to explore.
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70/100
From 09/18/2022 15:04
HIghlights are the opener and closer with good quality in between
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90/100
From 06/20/2022 20:51
It's definitely one of my favorite Neil Young albums, it is a great mix of his acoustic side with his rock side.
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From 10/14/2021 18:30
hard-driving rock + roll
"it's better to burn out than to fade away"
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85/100
From 04/13/2021 21:23
Another good album from Neil, he had no bad albums in the seventies. The first side is my favourite , and the songs i like the most are Thrasher, Pocahontas and Powderfinger. Not crazy about Welfare Mother and Sedan Delivery.
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From 12/29/2020 12:24
Great tracklist. As a live music guy raised on Live Rust, I'm still wrapping my head around the intentional suppression of the audience noise.
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From 11/27/2020 00:00
Grande álbum, tanto a sessão acústica qnt a hard rock!
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From 06/02/2020 20:35
A great live album. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) is one of the best songs I've ever heard, the louder songs are very entertaining and energetic, the acoustic songs are quite delightful. Neil Young knocks it out of the park once again.
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From 06/01/2020 14:56
Pretty good in parts.
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From 12/29/2019 20:39
Love it.
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