Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Americana

6/26/2012

Yes, his blood runs Canadian. But has anybody better embodied the spirit of 
classic American rock 
& roll than Neil Young? Americana is a flashback in more ways than one: Not only does it reconvene Young's proto-grunge backing band Crazy Horse 
for the first time since 1996, but it also consists of reworkings of Dust Bowl-era folk tunes. Young clearly loves jamming with his favorite fuzzmongers again — there's an unbridled glee that oozes between the blistering solos on sneering, sideways renditions of campfire sing-alongs like ''Oh Susanna'' and ''This Land Is Your Land.'' Even on the 66-year-old's 34th album, Young still has fire in his belly and fun in his fingers.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly