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Neil Young: Long May He Run
31 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM
If Neil Young had once been inclined, or tempted to say either/or to the burn out/fade away options, he is now declaring neither/nor.
The Best Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM
This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.
Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War
7 Mar 2013 // 4:30 PM
While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?
Music, Meaning and Money: The Special Ingredients of Media and Consumerism in Pop
29 Nov 2012 // 4:30 PM
On negotiations between the pop/rock singer, a media-savvy audience, corporations, and meaning itself. Entranced by media, we turn everything into media; beholden to commerce, we turn life into a commodity.
Neil Young: Bluenote Café
12 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Bluenote Café is essential Neil Young, further evidence that Young’s ‘80s work has more value than many would expect or admit.
'Neil Young: American Traveller' Annotates Young's Musical Map
12 Nov 2015 // 8:05 PM
Martin Halliwell takes obvious joy in exploring Neil Young's famous wanderlust, and illustrates the sometimes complicated relationship between musician and landscape.
Counterbalance No. 148: Neil Young's 'Tonight's the Night'
18 Oct 2013 // 3:00 AM
Roll another number for the road—and get ready to listen to the Neil Young’s 1975 classic. The sound of some open-hearted people going down is 148th most acclaimed album of all time, and it's this week’s Counterbalance.
Counterbalance No. 133: Neil Young's 'Rust Never Sleeps'
14 Jun 2013 // 12:00 AM
The King is gone, but he’s not forgotten. This is the story of the 133rd most acclaimed album of all time. Is there more to the question than meets the eye? This week’s Counterbalance investigates.
Neil Young’s journey to the past with ‘A Letter Home’
19 May 2014 // 9:30 AM
LOS ANGELES — Critics, be warned: Whatever you might want to say about the way Neil Young sings the work of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gordon
Neil Young’s Memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, Offers a Wandering Glimpse of His Life and Music
7 Nov 2012 // 4:05 PM
A 500-page free-form series of digressions, this is by turns exhilarating and enervating, less a memoir than a self-portrait, with all the impressionism that implies.