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Neil Young: Long May He Run
31 Mar 2013 // 6:30 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 // 5:00 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 // 5:30 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 // 5:30 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: Peace Trail
19 Jan 2017 // 4:23 AM
Peace Trail offers Young's folkie assertiveness, but it could have benefited from more gestational time.
Neil Young: Bluenote Café
12 Nov 2015 // 9:30 PM
Bluenote Café is essential Neil Young, further evidence that Young’s ‘80s work has more value than many would expect or admit.
Counterbalance No. 148: Neil Young's 'Tonight's the Night'
18 Oct 2013 // 4:00 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 // 1:00 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 Rocks With the Dinosaurs in Ambient-Tinged Album Preview at Museum
9 May 2016 // 6:04 AM
"I didn’t get the memo when iTunes announced that the LP is finished," Neil Young said, a wry smile taking over his expression.
Neil Young’s journey to the past with ‘A Letter Home’
19 May 2014 // 10:30 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