by Neil Young
Released: Sep 1989
As with Tonight's the Night and Rust Never Sleeps, this 18th album opens with an acoustic version of the key track (in this case, "Rockin' in the Free World") and closes with a topped-out, distorted version of the same song. "Rockin'..." was a hit and the universally favorable critical response to Freedom sparked a major resurgence for Young's career following the laughingstock depths he had sunk to after This Note's For You. Stylistically, Neil touches on almost every genre he's ever tried here. There's something for everybody.