Neil Young had a pretty good 1970. In addition to yesterday’s Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album, Deja Vu, he released the solo record After the Gold Rush, considered one of his best.
The album has the same country folk style as his work with CSN, a contrast to his previous solo effort, the harder-edged Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.
This week and possibly next, I’ll look at some of the albums considered the best of 1972 — records I either haven’t heard or haven’t spent enough time with to render my own judgment.
First up is Neil Young’s Harvest, the best-selling album of 1972 and Young’s all-time best seller. The album is considered a classic, though it wasn’t universally acclaimed upon its release and still has its share of detractors.