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The Best Neil Young Albums of All Time

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Neil Young is a true music icon. He's known as one of the best folk singers, one of the best singer/songwriters, and one of the greatest rock stars of all time. While he wrote and sang classic songs as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Buffalo Springfield, his most enduring work came as a solo artist. Having released over 40 studio albums, many with his backing band Crazy Horse, Neil Young is as prolific as he is important. But what are the best Neil Young albums?

Is the best Neil Young album also one of the most commercially successful? Harvest was the best selling album in 1972. One of Young’s best known songs, the political anthem “Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World,” was a single off of 1989’s Freedom. The country-tinged sounds and beautiful lyrics of After The Gold Rush cemented Young as a living songwriting legend. With so many classics in the Neil Young discography, it might be hard to decide which is the greatest Neil Young album.

This list of the top Neil Young albums contains shining examples from every era of Young’s decades long career. Vote up for your favorite Neil Young releases and vote down on whatever’s on the list that you think is overrated.

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    1982
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    ArtistNeil Young

    TracksWe R in Control, Sample and Hold, Computer Cowboy (a.k.a. Syscrusher)

    Length (mins)00:44:25

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Rock music, Experimental music, Electronic dance music, Electronic rock

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  • 27

    ArtistNeil Young

    ProducerNeil Young, Niko Bolas

    TracksCoupe de Ville, Life in the City, Sunny Inside

    Length (mins)00:39:25

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  • 28

    ArtistNeil Young

    ProducerNiko Bolas

    TracksLet's Impeach the President, Flags of Freedom, Living With War

    Length (mins)00:41:54

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    ArtistNeil Young

    ProducerBen Keith

    TracksBound for Glory, California Sunset, Are There Any More Real Cowboys?

    Length (mins)00:36:45

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 30

    Eldorado

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    ArtistNeil Young

    ProducerNeil Young

    TracksTouch the Night, Drifter, Bad News Beat

    Length (mins)00:40:24

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 32
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    ArtistNeil Young & Crazy Horse

    TracksOh Susannah, High Flyin’ Bird, Get a Job

    Genres (Music)Hard rock, Folk rock

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  • 33

    Dead Man

    2005
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    ArtistDead Man

    TracksDeep Forest Green, Further, Season of the Dead

    Genres (Music)Psychedelic rock, Folk rock

  • 34

    ArtistNeil Young

    ProducerBooker T. Jones, Neil Young, Donald "Duck" Dunn

    TracksWhen I Hold You in My Arms, Let's Roll, Mr. Disappointment

    Length (mins)01:05:51

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Soul music

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  • 36

    ArtistNeil Young

    TracksWhen Worlds Collide, Cough Up the Bucks, Hit the Road

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Folk rock

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  • 37

    ArtistNeil Young

    TracksEverybody's Rockin', Cry, Cry

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rockabilly

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  • 38

    ArtistNeil Young

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 39

    ArtistNeil Young

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