PREVIEW REVIEW: "Psychedelic Pill" on Uncut.co.uk
by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Yesterday, we had our first look at the album cover art for "Psychedelic Pill" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse which folks had all sorts of reactions too.
Now comes a mini preview review of a first listen of Neil Young & Crazy Horse: "Psychedelic Pill" - Uncut.co.uk by John Mulvey:
First up; it’s great, though I’m conscious of being someone with an enormously high tolerance of Neil Young’s self-indulgences, especially when he has the bedraggled might of Crazy Horse in tow. Trying to place “Psychedelic Pill”’s excellence into some canonical ranking doesn’t make a whole deal of sense to me, in much the same way as it feels a bit pointless trying to measure up “Tempest” against “Blonde On Blonde”. Young’s 35th studio set is best understood as the next chapter in what has been an eccentric and compelling last decade of music-making, with this time (unlike on “Americana”, blogged about here) a lot of extended jams to satisfy my favourite NY cravings.
If you’ve seen the revealed data about “Psychedelic Pill”, you’ll know about how extended those jams are: two over 15 minutes, and one – the extraordinary opener “Driftin’ Back” – stretching out to nearly half an hour by itself. You’ll have seen the sleeve, too and, in conjunction with the title, wondered exactly how psychedelic this record might be.
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