After the Gold Rush

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #22 / 110
User Score
Based on 501 ratings
1970 Ratings: #5
Liked by 35 people
September 19, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise / Label
Neil Young, David Briggs w/ Kendall Pacios / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork

With his newfound confidence, Young was poised to stretch, and After the Gold Rush sounds a bit like an overview of the Great American Songbook but with one guy writing almost all the songs.

100
Rolling Stone

Despite the fact that the album contains some potentially first rate material, none of the songs here rise above the uniformly dull surface.

80
Under The Radar

There isn't another album quite so quintessentially Neil Young as After the Gold Rush, where he felt so comfortable and confident in his own skin.

Jallen2035
100

I mean its a classic for a reason

MickyT
80

On it's own 'After the Gold Rush' is an incredibly dense, melancholic, thoughtful and well written piece of folk rock that I gravitate heavily towards, but in the grander scheme of Neil Youngs catalogue this is possibly one of if not his best work. Whether you believe this falls into the country sphere is irrelevant to me, as it doesn't take away from the fact that this is an outstanding record with intimate and varied production, recognisable vocals and brilliant writing. Listening to Neil ... read more

depechemode4lif
87

Yeah I get it. From what I have heard this is so much more emotive, somber, and well constructed than some country greats of it's time. I will say that the folk rock sound of this album is something I like a lot. Overall, this is a great first ik impression for me.

72

Great album there's a reason its a classic, But I wasn't entirely amazed by this album

depechemode4lif
87

Yeah I get it. From what I have heard this is so much more emotive, somber, and well constructed than some country greats of it's time. I will say that the folk rock sound of this album is something I like a lot. Overall, this is a great first ik impression for me.

Tielur
95

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Track List

 

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. After the Gold Rush
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  4. Southern Man
  5. Till the Morning Comes
  6. Oh Lonesome Me
  7. Don't Let It Bring You Down
  8. Birds
  9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
  10. I Believe in You
  11. Cripple Creek Ferry

 

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Added on: March 16, 2013