After the Gold Rush

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
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Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #22 / 103
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Based on 340 ratings
1970 Ratings: #4
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September 19, 1970 / Release Date
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Reprise / Label
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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.

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.

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.

“when your old enough to repay, but young enough to sell”

I’ve heard his name thousands of times. I’m from the south, its kind of a given to hear this name or a song from him once or twice. and while flipping through old The Walking Dead comics i come across his name (I’ve remembered Kirkman saying he was a fan Neil Young too) from the infamous Negan (i think so, i couldn’t find the reference this morning anywhere).

so it’s 12AM. Nothing much else to ... read more
May just be the cover talking to me, but this album paints a perfect portrait of someone who roams freely in a physical sense, but is being held down by something on the inside. He's an intriguing, even charming man, one who you know could entertain you with stories of where he's been and what he's seen for hours on end, but there's an underlying melancholy. He wasn't always this carefree: it's both a reaction and a distraction. Your conversation may only last thirty minutes, but you can't get ... read more
For whatever reason, after multiple attempts, I just can't seem to get entirely into After the Gold Rush. Neil Young as a solo artist had expanded his sound significantly, and his third outing on his own is an album that exhibits a great deal of growth. It's full of great songwriting and I can't help but respect the direction that Young found himself going in, but after several listens I can't help but feel like it isn't quite up to the incredibly lofty standards it's held to.

Neil Young has ... read more
Neil Young made the best country album ever, and it's questionable whether it is a country album or not.

What even is there to say about After The Gold Rush anymore? If you like folk, singer-songwriter, and even country, then this album should be one you're already very familiar with. Every track on here are essentials to each of these genres, and some of the most brilliantly-written and pleasant-sounding tracks you're going to hear from Young.

After The Gold Rush shows Neil taking the ... read more
#78 Of Jamal's Top 100 Favorite Albums

Never been familiar with Neil Young up and till this point untill now and first impressions
This album is great for the kinda country elements in this album,i don't really enjoy county besides Johnny Cash and this album has the elements of country i like mixed with folk rock
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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