After The Gold Rush (studio album) by Neil Young
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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 85.6/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.
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Finally gave this one a revisit after a long time away—such a classic record that bests out Harvest for his best by a hair just for the consistency. After the Gold Rush is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, Southern Man and When You Dance I Can Really Love are among his best hard rockers, and Tell Me Why, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Lonesome Me, and especially Don't Let It Bring You Down are wonderfully tender tracks. A great mix of Neil Young at his best.
Don't usually like folk rock albums but this one is a classic. Don't Let It Bring Me Down and Southern Man are my favourite tracks.
Starts off strong. Southern Man leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth and the rest of the songs are weak.
A beautiful folk album that demonstrates Young's more delicate side and we are rewarded for that. One of the highlights of this is the brilliant Birds which showcases just how good his vocal is. We also get the sensational Oh, Lonesome Me and Only Love Can Break Your Heart with the latter being my all time favourite Neil Young song. They both just ooze class and they can't help but get stuck in your head as their quality is that good. The style is consistent throughout as well and that is primarily due to Young's instrumentation with his guitar and piano playing sounding so personal and relatable. He truly captures the essence of folk music on here with his own personality giving the music its own special twist making it unique and engaging for the listener. Despite this, there are a few tracks which are a little weak and stand out as not being up to the quality of the better songs. Overall, this is a solid Neil Young album that shows all the potential that will be realised on Harvest making it an enjoyable listen for any fan of his work.
Top 3 Songs
1. After The Gold Rush
2. Southern Man
3. Tell Me Why
Sad, lonesome music. I love it.
The whole album oozes class and depth while showing that Neil is fantastic at writing catchy lovable folk songs that show how great he is as a songwriter in multiple aspects.
My introduction to Neil Young was through a Nils Lofgren concert where Nils sang a couple of his songs, in fact Nils Lofgren has a vocal style which is similar to Neil Young. It was therefore quite late in my musical discovery that I began to buy his material, this being the starting point. I think the stand out tracks are the title track, Southern Man and Cripple Creek Ferry, I do enjoy the whole album though. It has a very laid back feel which I find quite therapeutic.
This is not as dynamic and entertaining as "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and it is more folk than rock. That's why I enjoy previous album more. But on here we have undoubtedly great lyrics and some great melodies too. The best one for me is Southern Man, then After The Gold Rush, and there are a few more good cuts: Don't Let It Bring You Down and When You Dance
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