On The Beach (album) by Neil Young

On The Beach
On The Beach by Neil Young
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 203rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 804 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (49th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (203rd)
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Neil Young bestography

On The Beach is ranked 3rd best out of 71 albums by Neil Young on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 74 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,048.

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84/100 (from 804 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 06/09/2020 19:37
Neil Young's best, if you ask me. On the Beach contains Neil Young's most interesting instrumentation on a record, his best songwriting and performances, and not one good song, because they're all great. He nailed it with this one.
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From 06/01/2020 14:55
Highlights see the sky,on the beach and ambulance.A more melancholic album.
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From 01/08/2020 02:00
A dark and beautiful album. I have to be in a certain mood to be able to listen to this it, but when I am in the right mood there is nothing better. Its such a breezy listen, but one of Neil's best albums. See the Sky About to Rain might be my all time favorite Neil Young song.
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From 12/30/2019 06:40
Dark and lovely.
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From 08/19/2019 18:56
A dark, laid back, restrained and angry masterpiece which finds Neil Young at his peak
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From 07/27/2019 18:18
Favorite Tracks:See The Sky About To Rain, Revolution Blues, Vampire Blues, On The Beach, Ambulance Blues
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From 06/20/2019 01:53
Another really good Neil Young album. Standouts: Walk On, Ambulance Blues.
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From 05/04/2019 07:24
Just finished Neil Young's Ditch Trilogy and I'd rank them as thus

1. 'Tonight's the Night'( something dark and special about this one)
2. 'On the Beach'(Lyrically the superior album of the 3 with commentary about oil company's , lovers , Nixon and career just to name a few)
3.'Time Fades Away' ( A live album of new material just doesn't work)
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From 09/14/2018 19:01
After my first listen and since then it quickly became one of my favorite Neil Young albums. Top five easily. It's that good.
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From 06/27/2018 13:58
A great Neil Young album 2nd only to Gold Rush I.M.O. Ambulance Blues, Vampire Blues, Walk On, See the Sky About To Rain are amazing tracks but the title track On The Beach is the best track here. The only slightly low point is For The Turnstiles but this album should be rated much Higher than Harvest or Rust.
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