Tonight's The Night (studio album) by Neil Young

Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 534th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 724 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1975 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (124th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (534th)
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1975 Neil Young "Tonight's The Night" Vinyl LP Record Reprise Black Label
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Neil Young - Tonight's The Night-Vinyl LP-NEW/OPEN BOX
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Neil Young - Tonight's The Night LP 1st Press MS-2221 w/ inner & folded poster
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Tonight's The Night is ranked 4th best out of 88 albums by Neil Young on

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 84 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,848.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.2/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 01/21/2023 21:07
A sad and tough listen at times with Young exploring themes surrounding death and grief which are easy to relate to for most people who listen to it. The songs are brilliantly written and they allow us a brief look into his mind during these extremely difficult times. For him to be able to turn this pain into something so incredible always makes me respect him even more. The darker tone and style does appeal to me quite a lot as well as I enjoy being immersed in a gloomy atmosphere. This makes for brilliant listening for me and they really do a great job at sucking in the listeners. Vocally, he can be a little bit shaky on some of these tracks but on others he smashes it with some truly emotional and delicate performances. One of them being Borrowed Tune which is one of my all time favourite Neil Young songs as I feel like I can really connect with him on this cut. Overall, this is a personal and depressing album for the majority of it but it is still full of greatness that demonstrate how good Neil Young is as a musician and song writer.
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From 04/03/2022 16:54
It's good but not the greatest Neil record I can think about, the highlights for me are Speakin' Out and Albuquerque and if all album sounded like that it would be great, but unfortunately there are songs like World On A String or Mellow My Mind where I just can't stand the vocals.
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From 08/03/2021 12:48
a lilting guitar the vocals, the harmonica, and deeply personal Its Neil
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From 12/30/2020 01:18
Some great, great songs here, but overall not amongst my favorite Neil Young releases.
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From 06/05/2020 18:27
It took me a while to get through this one, but it is really good. The themes are dense and sad. Most of the songs focus on death, as Neil Young had just experienced two in his life at the time of recording this album, both heroin overdoses. But there's lots of good material here, both versions of the title track, Tired Eyes, Borrowed Tune, Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown (which features Danny Whitten, one of the casualties of heroin previously mentioned), and Speakin' Out (Nils Lofgren's guitar work on Speakin' Out is great). You can tell the deaths of Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry really took a toll on him for a while. Tonight's the Night is a must listen for Neil Young fans.
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From 05/16/2020 06:15
I'm a huge Neil fan, but I could never fully get into this one. It always sounded unfinished compared to his other albums from this era. Many of the songs are somewhat sparse and quietly mixed. I assume this was because he was going to release Homegrown the year this came out, but decided to rush this one out instead.

I still think the songwriting is superb, and that there are some great emotional moments on this album ("Borrowed Tune" and "Tired Eyes" are quite beautiful). Also, the lyrics and messages are amazing. As an anti-drug album, it's great.
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From 12/29/2019 19:29
Sad and beautiful.
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From 11/28/2019 14:00
Sombrio e profundamente emocionado! Fenomenal a aura blues do álbum!
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From 07/27/2019 18:11
Favorite Tracks:Borrowed Tune, Come On Baby (Let's Go Downtown), Roll Another Number (For The Road), Albuquerque
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From 06/20/2019 15:32
Neil Young with another really good album. I liked this more than the previous album, On the Beach.
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