Tag: Neil Young

Neil Young’s Harvest Celebrated With 50th Anniversary Edition

Time fades away, indeed. Neil Young‘s Harvest, his most commercially successful album and one of the most enduring rock releases of all time, will be reissued in a 50th anniversary edition on Dec. 2 via Reprise. It will be available in two-LP/7″/two-DVD and three-CD/two-DVD incarnations. Both editions include Young’s long-bootlegged Feb. 23, 1971 BBC In […]

October 14, 2022

Beck Covers Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’ in Homage to Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

Yes, football fans. That was indeed Beck covering Neil Young’s classic “Old Man” during a commercial break in the Sunday Night Football clash between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. The question is … why? In highlighting the song’s lyric “24 and there’s so much more,” the NBC Sports ad was meant to promote […]

September 26, 2022

The 50 Best Albums of 1982

Looking back at 1982 in music, the headline is obvious: Thriller Sells A Bajillion Copies, Becomes World’s Biggest Album. But is it the year’s best album? Funny enough, Michael Jackson‘s sixth LP hardly even affected the charts that year — it snuck out in late November, just as Men at Work’s 1981 blockbuster, Business as […]

August 15, 2022

The 50 Best Albums of 1972

Last year, when helping assemble SPIN‘s 50 Best Albums of 1971, I wondered if that year could have been popular music’s absolute peak. Now I’m asking myself that same question all over again. As I built a spreadsheet for 1972, gathering our writers’ votes alongside my own weird choices, I was once again struck by […]

April 22, 2022

Every Neil Young Album, Ranked

Neil Percival Young grew up in Winnipeg, but he moved to America in the ‘60s to become the greatest rock star Canada has ever produced. For over 50 years, he’s remained restlessly creative and committed to his political ideals, an influential guitarist as adept at heartbreaking ballads as fiery protest songs. While other classic rockers […]

February 18, 2022

Crosby, Stills and Nash Put Differences Aside to Support Neil Young in Spotify Spat

In solidarity with bandmate Neil Young in his battle with Spotify, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills (you know, CSN) are removing their discographies from Spotify. Although CSN has a lengthy history of disagreements, they have chosen to put them aside in support of on-again, off-again bandmate Young’s protest of Spotify’s practices. Young removed […]

February 2, 2022

Joe Rogan on Spotify Disclaimer on Podcasts: ‘I’m Very Happy With That’

Following the controversy surrounding Neil Young and Joni Mitchell removing their music from Spotify, Joe Rogan responded to the legendary musicians who are against Rogan’s alleged spreading of COVID misinformation on his podcast through the same streaming service. Last week, Young wrote an open letter claiming he wanted to remove his music from Spotify because […]

January 31, 2022