Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    91
    Psychedelic Pill, with all its gritty warmth and haunting memories, is among his homiest.
  2. 91
    Psychedelic Pill allows pretty haunted melodies like "She's Always Dancing" to seep into the gaps between the jagged solos. [2 Nov 2012, p.68]
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    90
    Psychedelic Pill may be the best album Neil Young has ever done with Crazy Horse.
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    90
    It veers from cautious optimism, to sadness and to those odd moments where you feel anything's possible. Young and Crazy Horse continue to run free.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    8
    A huge helping of subtle, loose and sprawling guitar psychedelia for your next road (or home) trip. Two of the shorter tracks are out of place and therefore throwaways hence the 8. Would be a 9 if not for that. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2014
    10
    So good to see and hear Neil with the Horse again. Some amazing songs (the long ones!) make you feel a bit sorry for the short ones that get a bit lost in there. Gotta love the lyrics of "Driftin' Back": "Gonna get me a hip hop haircut... Don't want no MP3". Personal favourite is "Walk Like a Giant", but there is not one really weak song on this one. We want more of this. :-) Full Review »
  3. Nov 6, 2012
    0
    White people should not be appropriating the name Crazy Horse. You guys have no idea who he was and what kinds of activism are necessary to bring about the justice he believed in. Full Review »