11 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In his time, Neil Young has played the visionary poet, the starry-eyed romantic, the maniacal garage rocker and more. On 1970's After the Gold Rush, he combines these personas into a compelling whole. Supported by the rough-hewn prowess of Crazy Horse, Young fills these tracks with wistful melancholy and moral outrage. His lyrics embrace sci-fi scenarios ("After the Gold Rush"), narrate cryptic nightmares ("Don't Let It Bring You Down"), and confront smoldering injustices ("Southern Man") with equal conviction. Beyond the big statements are intimately bittersweet moments like "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "I Believe in You." Young's volatile lead guitar and fragile-to-ferocious vocals are caught in peak form. Whether the tune is folk-rooted ("Tell Me Why") or rock-fueled ("When You Dance I Can Really Love"), Young delivers convincingly. After the Gold Rush ranks among his richest and most rewarding works.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In his time, Neil Young has played the visionary poet, the starry-eyed romantic, the maniacal garage rocker and more. On 1970's After the Gold Rush, he combines these personas into a compelling whole. Supported by the rough-hewn prowess of Crazy Horse, Young fills these tracks with wistful melancholy and moral outrage. His lyrics embrace sci-fi scenarios ("After the Gold Rush"), narrate cryptic nightmares ("Don't Let It Bring You Down"), and confront smoldering injustices ("Southern Man") with equal conviction. Beyond the big statements are intimately bittersweet moments like "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "I Believe in You." Young's volatile lead guitar and fragile-to-ferocious vocals are caught in peak form. Whether the tune is folk-rooted ("Tell Me Why") or rock-fueled ("When You Dance I Can Really Love"), Young delivers convincingly. After the Gold Rush ranks among his richest and most rewarding works.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Seven Cities Blues ,

After the gold rush

His third effort ,first after joining CSNY. Perfectly sequenced classic

RustyFloridays ,

Rusty

This is one of my favorite of Neil's albums. It takes me back to the time I first listened to it in Oxford, MS. After the Gold Rush I was lying in a burned out basement; Southern Man listen to years of hatred burning down; When you dance I can really Love whirling through getting high, the sex and rock and roll. His guitar and of course Crazy Horse in the early days. He was one of the poets who inspired us.

Ryan L123 ,

Love this album

The a side of this record is nuts. Love it.

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