Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #125 / 750
USER SCORE
79
Based on
24 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

The mix of force and finesse is stunning. If this is the kind of power a cleaned-up Young can conjure, here’s hoping he stays off the sauce a little longer.

90
Paste
Paste

Psychedelic Pill may be the best album Neil Young has ever done with Crazy Horse. It’ll take years to figure out.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

What really sets Psychedelic Pill out as some of Young’s strongest work in a while though are those other epic tracks, which deliver that expansive, explorative sound with some deeper voyages into the singer’s thoughts. 

80
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Psychedelic Pill is as near to perfect as this lineup may record.

70
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

There's enough life and fuck-you attitude left in Psychedelic Pill to remind a listener that "it's better to burn out than to fade away" wasn't necessarily about dying young, so long as you avoided phoning it in.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

The record is an exercise in consistency, illustrating that delivering the formula that has always seemed to work for Young’s fans is safe but satisfying.

70
musicOMH
musicOMH

At its best, Psychedelic Pill is an invigorating, ramshackle, heavy beast. At its worst, it’s enjoyably daft.

User Reviews
80
It's the 'Neil trashes the electric guitar' album. 'Weld' in the studio. She's Always Dancing shines Like a Hurricane.
Brian Miller
95
I really love this album. The 3 epic long tracks are great.
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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 30, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Reprise
GENRE: Rock
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Added on: September 25, 2012