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The Best Neil Young Albums of All Time

Updated 8 Jul 2020 6.1k votes 841 voters 12.7k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only.

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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