• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2021
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Dec 10, 2021
    10
    This new collaboration between Neil Young and Crazy Horse is perhaps the best I've
    heard all year along. The production quality is impeccable, the instrumentals
    are on point and the vocals have full tonal color and vigor While not part of the equation of the review score, Barn does have a couple songs that have social commentaries of today's world. Barn is beyond a reasonable doubt
    This new collaboration between Neil Young and Crazy Horse is perhaps the best I've
    heard all year along. The production quality is impeccable, the instrumentals
    are on point and the vocals have full tonal color and vigor While not
    part of the equation of the review score, Barn does have a couple songs
    that have social commentaries of today's world.

    Barn is beyond a reasonable doubt one of the best albums of the year. I do
    recommend it to rock, country and western fans.
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  2. Dec 13, 2021
    10
    It seems that finally, Neil Young is back on his creative feet once more. You kinda got to hand it to him that this is his FOURTY-FIRST studio album. The fact that he's still this good this late in the game is impressive as it is. The addition of Crazy Horse is also a very, very nice touch. Do not underestimate this man's music.
  3. Dec 12, 2021
    8
    Very enjoyable new music from the great chief of garage rock. Yes some of the lyrics could have done with some polishing, but NY doesn't do things like that, feeling is the name of the game. 'Canerican' and 'Welcome Back' are standout tracks so far. And do yourself a favour get it on vinyl, listen to those Barn acoustics. Overall a worthy addition to an already peerless career.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 3, 2022
    68
    On Barn, as on many recent predecessors, the tunes meander along the most obvious routes of the chords that underpin them, rarely going anywhere in particular, and almost never taking the sorts of audacious twists that might lodge them in your heart and mind. This doesn’t appear to be a case of Young losing his touch, but the result of a deliberate decision to prioritize immediacy over craft.
  2. Dec 20, 2021
    68
    Barn is a really solid Crazy Horse record, definitely in the upper third of Neil’s output over the last decade or two. There’s a lot of joy and atmosphere in the set, and while some of the tracks here might be a bit too typical of their genre tropes or Neil’s past, they also bring with them a timeless, warm sense of identity and perspective totally unique in the current music world.
  3. Dec 13, 2021
    80
    This is a Crazy Horse record that is both raucous and highly tuneful, saturated with in-band bonhomie.