I come not to criticize but more likely just say, really?
Neil Young was my first classic rock discovery, before Dylan, before the Beatles and the Stones, with Ragged Glory and Weld, when he was the Godfather of Grunge, and younger than I am now…
So I quickly went out and bought everything that went earlier, and there was a lot, even trawling for bootlegs of stuff that hadn’t been rereleased at the time like On the Beach, Hawks and Doves, Time Fades Away. Also led me to CSN/Y and even Stills/Young. And lots of live albums. Most of it was brilliant, though not all of it.
And from that 91 moment of discovery I also bought forward, all the way through to Living With War. At that point came the realisation that I hadn’t much liked a single one of Silver and Gold, Are you Passionate, Greendale, Prairie Wind or Living with Wat. One listeners one and all.
I had a brief revival with Psychedelic Pill which seemed to recreate that godfather of grunge thing, but 27 mins is too long for any song for repeat listening, so the revival didn’t last.
Just looked in Spotify. There appear to have been 21 releases since Psychedelic Pill in 2012 New Albums, lost albums, live albums, archives. There were even half a dozen between Living with War and Psychedelic Pill. So it appears that even owning 35+ Neil Young albums I’m not even halfway there.
I have no desire to click on any of it, even for free. Is anyone listening? Who’s it for? And is anyone managing to keep the mystery alive less than Neil Young?