However I really liked the first half of the self titled album in particular Iíve been waiting for you and Loner
Harvest is ok. Heart of Gold reminds me of Radiohead Prove Yourself (even if they took the melody and developed it in a superior way). I like Old Man, Alabama and Needle and the damage done
Iím not convince with Neil Young ability to produce a stripped down solo singer songwriter recording with Massey Hall and I like it significantly less than itís reputation (there will probably be a lengthly post about my conception of the ideal stripped down singer songwriter) but I like some of the songs to give it a pass mark
I do genuinely really like everybody knows this is nowhere and Gold Rush. Both 12/15 album
Gold Rush is Neil Young songwriting peak as a melodist. I also think the rock songs of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere are great (not so much the ballads) and the guitar jamming is interesting. Cowgirl in the sands is also Neil Young most melodic song. live at Fillmore is a pretty good live album taking the best song from that album and itís good to here the original version of Winterlong (Iíve always like the Pixies song and hearing the original was pretty cool)
By the way Iím quite sure your surprise will subside when Rust Never Sleep will likely appear unbolded.
Who knows maybe the album will grow on me when I give it a relisten in the near future (Iím doing a discography listen on Neil Young partly inspired by the political beats podcast coverage over his career). However my impression last time I heard that album was that Rust Never Sleep was a bad album and I do not get why that album was so critically acclaimed.