Psychedelic Pill (studio album) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Psychedelic Pill by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-30
Overall rank: 1,984th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 167 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (34th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (324th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,984th)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse bestography

Psychedelic Pill is ranked 6th best out of 22 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 213 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,758.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 167 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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65/100
From 01/05/2022 09:37
This album is very hit and miss and you frequently go from incredible instrumental moments to boring and drawn out segments that make you keep checking how much run time there is left. The main strength of this release though is the voice which sounds like it hasn't aged at all and is as fresh as ever. It carries us through the album and it is one of Young's best vocal performances in recent years. Instrumentally it is also strong in places such as on the title track and Ramada Inn but on most other tracks it is quite on and off. The one main issue with this release for me is the length of it, which is so unnecessary. I argue that this release could be around the 40 minute mark and would be much better for it. Overall, a lengthy and drawn out release which has a few shining moments that demonstrates that this artist still has the spark in him to create quality music.
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60/100
From 10/05/2021 16:14
Psychedelic Pill feels like a rehashing of old ideas as an excuse to string out a lukewarm sequel to Ragged Glory. The title track is really good, but the rest is pretty forgettable.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/01/2021 21:32
Bom momento do velho Neil, estava a todo vapor!
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Rating:  
85/100
From 05/09/2020 18:34
Think I underrated this for a while. When they get going, the years just float off. Doing exactly what you want Neil and the Horse to do. That voice (love it or hate it) still pretty much the same and the less than slick Horse with a good dose of absolutely wonderful lead guitar on top. Quite probably his last great record.
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70/100
From 02/24/2018 12:49
Sempre pazzo il cavallo Neil Young, pure da vecchio. Rifare sempre le stesse cose ed allo stesso tempo suonare fresco ed innovativo, allungare il brodo ed essere al contempo incisivo: sembrano delle contraddizioni in termini ed invece è ciò che accade in "Psychedelic pill", dove Young nello spazio di due CD ci infila poche canzoni la maggior parte delle quali lunghissime ( venti minuti, mezz'ora… ) ma riesce a ricalcare dignitosamente e pure un qualcosa di più le praterie sonore che erano di "Everybody knows this is nowhere", niente meno.
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85/100
From 01/25/2017 16:02
Wow!!!! Great album, exceeded my expectations by far and easily the best of Neil's recent albums
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70/100
From 03/21/2016 22:33
The best new Neil Young album I've heard in a while. The guy can still rock and the band sounds great.
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80/100
From 07/21/2015 18:06
Not that bad at all! Ramada Inn and Walk Like A Giant are pretty good songs! And I kept whistling that melody for ages
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75/100
From 05/19/2015 09:04
Didn't give this much of a chance at first - but it's pretty good. Ramada Inn is as good as anything by 70s Neil.
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From 01/16/2015 01:09
Ramada Inn is up their with the very best of Neil songs. It's a patchy album overall (many Neil albums are) but one of his best over recent years.
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