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Neil Young & Crazy Horse


39th studio album from the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter includes the first appearance from Nils Lofgren since 1971

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    With the freewheeling jams of “Milky Way” and 13-minute epic “She Showed Me Love”, Colorado sounds like classic Crazy Horse. But there’s a mellow, tender current to match the album’s ruminations
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Colorado makes good on Young's promise that rust never sleeps — turns out, it gets better with age
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    He's been banging on about climate change for more than three decades and – well – maybe we should have listened to Neil Young, whose rage is palpable on his 39th album
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    On their first record in seven years, Young and his longtime backing band make the kind of cranky downhome grunge we’ve come to expect and love
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Powerful blast of private passion and public anger
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    On the 50th anniversary of Young’s first record with Crazy Horse, this makes for a timely reunion
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    If this is your first Neil Young album welcome to the party. There is plenty to get excited about. If this is your 39th Neil Young album, welcome to the party, there is still plenty to get excited about
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    If Psychedelic Pill was among his longest, strangest trips, Colorado has more rustic charms - Harvest Moon or Prairie Wind, but hopped up on guitars. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Colorado feels more focused than Pill, especially so the backing vocals. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Q

    Throughout, the Horse prove their value over more polished ensembles. Print edition only

  11. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Young’s fourth album of the century with his most famous band is simple and heartfelt, gritty and tender
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  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    At a time when a great album from Neil Young would have been more than welcome, Colorado is instead a good one, but it's recognizably the work of a great artist, and that's more than can be said of the last few offerings Young has given us
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  13. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Even with his old buds in tow, Shakey is still the same loner at the top of a mountain
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  14. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is essentially a folk album, with broadsides ripped from the headlines
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  15. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album’s direst moments are still refreshing because they find Young doing whatever the hell he wants to
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  16. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Most of Colorado contends with man's desecration of the planet as longest track "She Showed Me Love" laments "I saw white guys trying to kill Mother Nature"
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  17. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    May not be the Neil Young and Crazy Horse album long-time fans want, but it’s what we’ve got
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