Neil Young: Greendale
Adam Sweeting, Uncut, September 2003
Narrative 10-song cycle about a fictional clan is Young's best work in a while.
RECENT YOUNG ALBUMS like Silver & Gold or Are You Passionate? have seemed aimless affairs, as if their author felt he ought to be saying something but wasn't sure what. In dramatic contrast, Greendale is (if we must use the term) a concept album, 10 interlinked songs depicting the lives of several generations of the Green family, who live in the fictional town of Greendale.
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