• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
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. Dec 7, 2012
    60
    As a collection, Psychedelic Pill is spotty and, at times, sleep-inducing.
  2. Nov 7, 2012
    40
    It's sad to report then, that Psychedelic Pill is nothing less than a crushing disappointment as it gives way to Young's most meandering and directionless tendencies.
  3. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    What we get on Psychedelic Pill are stream-of-consciousness attempts ("Driftin' Back"), along with musings on the grim reality of old age ("Ramada Inn") and the regrets that come with it ("Walk Like A Giant").
  4. Oct 31, 2012
    60
    Too often bloat tempers the brilliance.
  5. Oct 29, 2012
    60
    The man refuses to be parcelled up into neat bitstreams and that's never been clearer than on this uneven but involving album. This, it seems, is his message: embrace the sprawl.
  6. Oct 26, 2012
    60
    It's a loose album, an indulgent album, and not all likeable but, unlike any other outfit of their tenure, they maintain a raw punch as if recording in a local bar for the sheer blast of it.
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 placeA 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 aSo 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 toWhite 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 »