Neil Young - 'Storytone'

Neil Young - 'Storytone'

One of the busiest sexegenarians in the game, Neil Young’s 35th album, and second of the year, is comprised of two ten-track records: one solo acoustic, the other backed by a Disney worthy orchestra and big band. In-between April’s ‘A Letter...

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Neil Young - 'Psychedelic Pill'

Neil Young - 'Psychedelic Pill'

Laziness is the last thing you could accuse Neil Young of. Having reunited with Crazy Horse for June’s ‘Americana’ album, the veteran Canadian singer-songwriter now presents his second album of 2012, and it’s a whopper. ‘Psychedelic...

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Album Review: Neil Young - Le Noise (Reprise)

Neil Young - Le Noise (Reprise)

Daniel Lanois’ sonic burble trick-switch may well have worked many times on The Edge ’s pedal-frazzled guitar lines, but the beauty of Neil Young ’s primal proto-grunge is its relentless, simplistic chug. That was well to the fore when...

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Roskilde Festival : Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde Festival : Roskilde, Denmark

It starts like a wake but soon turns into a party. A crowdsurfing ban and a maze of new crash barriers are just two of the most prominent new safety measures put in place at Roskilde in response to last year's tragic crush, which left nine Pearl...

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Fleadh Festival : London Finsbury Park

Fleadh Festival : London Finsbury Park

There is some loose application of Jack Charlton's grandparent rule here. While some of those appearing at London's one day Irish festival have made a career out of actually being Irish or at least appearing so - The Waterboys, Andy White, The...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers / Neil Young And Crazy Horse: Hollywood Palladium

Red Hot Chili Peppers / Neil Young And Crazy...

Those visiting loved ones in maximum-security prisons are unlikely to face the level of inspection and scrutiny that every one of the concert-goers attending 'A Night For Gloria', a benefit show for Hollywood rehab counselor Gloria Scott,...

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Neil Young / Sheryl Crow / Dave Matthews Band: Rock In Rio

Neil Young / Sheryl Crow / Dave Matthews Band:...

Some believe the world was created in six days. And it's on the sixth day of Rock In Rio - a festival that carries rock in its name and had witnessed naked musicians onstage, broken instruments and a lot of swearing - that we're reminded what...

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Toronto Molson Amphitheatre

Toronto Molson Amphitheatre

God, it seems Neil Young is never going to go away - and thank the stars for that. To the younger crowd here, he's the godfather of grunge (it's ironic that Young 's hipness has even outlived that passi term). To the older set, he's one of the...

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Silver And Gold

Silver And Gold

Lumbering proto-grunge plains-dweller, feedback curator unravelling songs in the time of the average labour, wistful homespun melancholic - everyone has their favourite Neil Young model. Time again, then, to separate the sheep from the goats and...

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