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Neil Young


The legendary singer-songwriter's 38th studio album, originally recorded on August 11, 1976 at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu

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  1. 9.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Expectations don’t often live up to reality. Fortunately, that’s not true of Hitchhiker
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  2. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A buried-treasure mother lode
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    An album that, with a few overdubs and a bit more polish could have worked as that desperately anticipated follow-up to Harvest

  4. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    This is the unplugged album fans will have long awaited without even knowing it, standing confidently amongst the best of his ‘70s output, if not his entire career
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  5. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    An acoustic snapshot of Neil Young’s creative process, captured at a time when he was crafting music strong enough to last his whole career
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  6. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Could easily serve as an introduction to a generation that hasn’t heard his music
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  7. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A fascinating look at an artist near his absolute pinnacle
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Emphasises atmosphere over finesse
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Sustains a dusky sweetness from beginning to an end
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's fascinating to hear these songs sequenced together, as the album takes on a bit of a new narrative that shows 1976-era Young as a man out on his own
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  11. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Compositions many would consider some of his finest
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Tthe rare archival release that can appeal to both rabid superfans and casual listeners
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  13. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A snapshot of a day when a great songwriter was at his greatest
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  14. 8.0 |   Spin

    From their finished versions, you’d think that if the tunes met in a bar, a brawl might ensue, or at least a lot of unkind glances. And yet on Hitchhiker they coexist peacefully.
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Anoraks will be riveted, of course, but this accurately styled “gem” from the archive is much more than a curiosity
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  16. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An album of myths and mangled daydreams
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  17. 6.8 |   Gig Soup

    “Hitchhiker” adds very little to Young's back catalogue, which is bristling with incredible, surprising and occasionally baffling work
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