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Homegrown

Neil Young

Homegrown

The latest release from the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter previously unreleased album from 1975 that was cancelled in favour of Tonight's the Night

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Warner
UK Release date
19/06/2020
US Release date
19/06/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    As the double-tracked vocals come in over the suitably swampy groove it’s like meeting friends you haven’t seen in years
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    This cheery, commercial collection was ditched in favour of the darker 'Tonight’s The Night'. Today, it stands as proof of Young's endless talent
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  3. 9.2 |   Paste Magazine

    'Homegrown' proves to be a vital chapter in Young's catalogue
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  4. 9.0 |   Albumism

    The clarity of Homegrown’s recording is unreal and the personnel is to boot. Helm’s drums are hard to top, so it’s only fair another member of The Band can do it. Robbie Robertson’s guitar on “White Line” is so tender and textured, it’s only natural to layer it next to Young’s skill
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘Homegrown’ not only lives up to the hype of being a lost classic, it surpasses it
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    It's not a footnote but an essential part of Neil Young's catalog
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  7. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Recorded in the Seventies, his most personal LP is finally being released. It feels perfect right now
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  8. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    After 46 years, Neil Young unearths a lost but highly consequential album, a collection of humble, stripped-back love songs he began writing at what was arguably the artistic zenith of his career
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  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    In 1975 releasing Tonight’s the Night proved to be the correct move for Young; however, the Homegrown LP wins hands down as an intimate and vulnerable portrait of Neil Young
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The album that hurt too much
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  11. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album offers a homey, bittersweet charm largely unique to the troubadour’s legendary catalog
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  12. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Through songs now considered longtime favourites, and ones that will now find wider audiences, Homegrown is now free to stand as a more organic, lovelorn harvest of the personal turmoil that influenced Young's revered mid-'70s output
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  13. 8.0 |   DIY

    At their finest, the songs here are as poignant as any of the legend’s most affective classics

  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A true long-lost classic
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  15. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Recorded after a relationship breakdown then never released, this mid-70s set has a pleasurable lightness of touch rather than big statement songs
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  16. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singer’s break-up album was made in the mid-’70s but sounds freshly recorded
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  17. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Fairly noticeable are members of The Band adding their two cents to the mix; Levon Helm’s trademark drumming on the first two tracks and Robbie Robertson’s guitar on “White Lines” coming across as immediately recognisable for fans of the related family
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  18. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The long-lost record paints a rich portrait of heartbreak during its finest moments
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  19. 7.0 |   music OMH

    The lack of ripe new fruit is probably what makes Homegrown a slight disappointment, but judged by most standards, it’s still a very solid collection that vividly reflects a turbulent chapter in Neil Young’s long and eventful career
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  20. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    In retrospect, Young’s decision may have been for the best, but like everything he’s done, Homegrown still has much to offer. In retrospect, and with all things considered, it’s not a bad blend
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  21. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Young’s ditched 1975 album, featuring seven unheard tracks, is one for completists only
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