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On The Beach (album) by Neil Young

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On The Beach
On The Beach by Neil Young (1974)
Overall rank: 230th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 726 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (3rd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (58th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (230th)

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Neil Young bestography

On The Beach is ranked 3rd best out of 69 albums by Neil Young on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 82 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,648.

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Members who like this album also like: After The Gold Rush by Neil Young, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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On The Beach track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickWalk On
 87/100 (194 votes)
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2.See The Sky About To Rain
 87/100 (179 votes)
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3.Revolution Blues
 86/100 (159 votes)
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4.For The Turnstiles
 81/100 (147 votes)
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5.Vampire Blues
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6.Track pickOn The Beach
 88/100 (184 votes)
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7.Motion Pictures
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8.Track pickAmbulance Blues
 88/100 (197 votes)
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From ExTeaSea 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 Tamthebam 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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From Sandrof1969 02/15/2018 19:12
"On the beach" contiene alcune delle migliori gemme del canadese, chissà perché rimaste meno celebri di altre contenute in altri suoi dischi.
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From RealSlimFatty 02/04/2018 14:10
One of his three best records.
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From Sean 11/30/2017 19:15
Part of his darker era, along with Tonight's the Night (recorded after but released before) and later Rust Never Sleeps, this is in my opinion Young's best album. Does not have the standout hits of Harvest or Gold Rush, but there is a consistent mood and feel through out. Almost has themes similar to the Wall, Revolution Blues he describes those in Hollywood as "worst the Leopars, and I'll kill them in their cars," and on the title track repeats the isolating line "the world is turning, I hope it don't turn away." The record is a haunting expose on some of the darkest moments of human existence
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From Smith 09/13/2017 21:39
Yes it one of Neil Young,s best albums, its up their with After The Gold Rush and Harvest. It a album with a greater variation of fast and slow songs, with a cutting edge to them.My favourite songs are WALK ON, REVOLUTION BLUES and AMBULANCE BLUES.
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From cmoshier 09/08/2017 16:01
best tracks: vampire blues, for the turnstiles
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From discojets1 03/06/2017 21:38
A fantastic album. None of the songs I would take out of the album
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From Flay 02/23/2017 13:00
This one keeps growing on me. It's rising up the ranks of my favourite Neil Young albums having already surpassed Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps and Harvest, and it's hot on the heels of After The Gold Rush, which is one of my favourite albums of all time. I really appreciate the bareness of the sound, which, when coupled with the sometimes disillusioned and cynical lyrics, makes this a very emotive album. To me Ambulance Blues is the stand out song (I'll throw in another Desolation Row comparison as well), but other favourites are Revolution Blues, See The Sky About to Rain, For The Turnstiles and On The Beach. I've now listed over half the album, but there really are no weak songs.
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