THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!

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PoP LEGENDS | NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL – THE VISITOR [REVIEW]

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Another year, another Neil Young album.

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. THE ROLLING STONES, NEIL YOUNG, STING AND BON JOVI

The year-end has witnessed a slew of new releases from classic rockers eager to demonstrate that rock ’n’ roll is still as vital as ever. Or to show their fans that they’re still alive (!)

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NEIL YOUNG CONTINUES TO RUN AND RUN WITH NEW ALBUM THE MONSANTO YEARS

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On new album The Monsanto Years, Neil Young seems re-invigorated with new backing band Promise of The Real, to deliver one of his feistiest works in recent memory. Rather like Living With War (2006), the politics might be a little too obvious but there’s no faulting the songs that Young and gang have come up with – full of vim and vigour.

Full of country-folk inflected rock ‘n’ roll, songs like “A New Day For Love”, “People Want to Hear the Love”, “Workin’ Man” and the title track come across like vintage Young, except with very modern references (highly anti-corporation rhetoric against Monsanto, Starbucks etc) – which I suspect will endear the evergreen Young to a new generation of music lovers. But of course, for Young, the album reflects the continuation of the hippie dream, which has been part of Young’s raison d’être since the 1960s.

Essential.