by Neil Young
Released: Oct 2012
Psychedelic Pill just might be Young's best since Rust Never Sleeps, though such superlatives are, of course, always debatable. What is not is the fact that it's his most '70s-sounding record since, well, the '70s! Caked in Crazy Horse squall and California harmonies, it's a passionate journey through Neil's nine lives; there's Canadian pride ("Born in Ontario"), the joys of hearing "Like a Rolling Stone" for the first time ("Twisted Road") and hippie rumination ("Walk Like a Giant"). Also, if you love when Neil goes long, Psychedelic Pill boasts four epics that break the eight-minute mark.