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Sunday, March 31 2013

Neil Young: Long May He Run

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.


Wednesday, December 19 2012

The Best Music Books of 2012

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.


Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best New Artists of 2012

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.


Thursday, December 13 2012

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.


Monday, February 14 2011

Defending The Trick of Disaster: Neil Young’s 'Trans', Reconsidered

Nearly 30 years later, Trans remains the most baffling, bizarre, and misunderstood project in Neil Young’s oeuvre. Here’s why it’s great.


Columns

Thursday, March 7 2013

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War

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?


Thursday, November 29 2012

Music, Meaning and Money: The Special Ingredients of Media and Consumerism in Pop

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.


Reviews

Monday, May 26 2014

Neil Young: A Letter Home

This set of covers is a scuffed-up, messy ode to purity. It's the kind of contradiction we might expect from artists like Neil Young and co-producer Jack White, though it still surprises.


Sunday, January 5 2014

Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door

Live at the Cellar Door, recorded just after the release of After the Gold Rush, is a beautiful, reflective and hushed set that stands in fascinating contrast to another Archive Series release: Live at Massey Hall 1971.


Thursday, November 29 2012

He’s Neil Young, So Disjointed Narratives in 'Waging Heavy Peace' Be Damned

Neil Young tells his story the only way he knows how -- slowly, methodically, and with leaps and bounds that will amuse as often as they confound. Bring your own semicolons.


Monday, July 9 2012

'Neil Young Journeys' Takes You Through Time

On stage, Neil Young appears alternately engrossed, agitated, and perversely mystical, his eyes often closed as he sings.


Sunday, July 17 2011

Lots of Talk, Little Action in 'Neil Young’s Music Box: Here We Are In the Years'

Neil Young’s Music Box: Here We Are In the Years is an unauthorized documentary DVD in which music critics discuss Neil Young's musical influences, as well as his ongoing influence on his peers and musicians that have come in his wake.


Blogs

Friday, October 18 2013

Counterbalance No. 148: Neil Young's 'Tonight's the Night'

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.


Friday, June 14 2013

Counterbalance No. 133: Neil Young's 'Rust Never Sleeps'

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.


Friday, September 7 2012

Counterbalance No. 97: Neil Young's 'Harvest'

The 97th most acclaimed album of all-time packed it in, bought a pick-up truck and took it down to L.A. Neil Young’s 1972 commercial breakthrough is the subject of this week’s Counterbalance.


Monday, May 14 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Revive American Folk Classics

Neil Young has reunited with his old band Crazy Horse for a new album Americana that offers covers of classic American folk tunes.


Friday, July 29 2011

Counterbalance No. 44: Neil Young’s 'After the Gold Rush'

This special morning brings another sun—and another edition of Counterbalance. This week, it's Neil Young's 1970 masterpiece After the Gold Rush. It’s No. 44 on Acclaimed Music’s All-Time Greatest Albums list. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have a listen.


Neil Young - Cough Up the Bucks (video) (Mixed Media) [22.Mar.09]
Neil Young - "Transformer Man" (Sound Affects) [15.Jan.09]
Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.07]

News

Monday, May 19 2014

Neil Young’s journey to the past with ‘A Letter Home’

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


Wednesday, November 7 2012

Neil Young’s Memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, Offers a Wandering Glimpse of His Life and Music

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.


Monday, June 25 2012

Neil Young amps up his life with new album, concert film

LOS ANGELES — “Neil Young Journeys,” the new concert film reuniting the idiosyncratic Canadian rocker and director Jonathan Demme, raises the notion of “spitting distance” to


Thursday, March 22 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse reunite for ‘Americana’ due June 5

LOS ANGELES — Neil Young has reunited with Crazy Horse for their first album together in nearly nine years, “Americana,” in which the band offers its


Wednesday, June 15 2011

Neil Young releases what Geffen Records didn't consider 'A Treasure'

LOS ANGLES — The recent news that country singer Tim McGraw's record company is suing him over his latest album is just the latest of many


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