Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Nov 4, 2012
    10
    Psychedelic Pill follows on the heels of Americana, and like that bent yet outstanding imagining of traditional songs in a rockin' vernacular that only Neil and the Horse ride with joyful freedom, this bunch of close to 90 minutes of untethered, free-range rock 'n' roll among an alliance of friends shakes with wild abandon.
  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. :-)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Jan 4, 2013
    70
    He's still evolving, and though the double CD Psychedelic Pill is far from nostalgic, he's spending a helluva lot of time looking back. [No. 94, p.61]
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    60
    As a collection, Psychedelic Pill is spotty and, at times, sleep-inducing.
  3. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    Soft-focus memories echo through all 88 minutes. [Dec 2012, p.89]