Growing pains: The nasty noughties and Neil Young’s difficult decade

As the iconic singer songwriter celebrates his 65th birthday, Rob Garratt looks back over Neil Young’s erratic, infuriating recent works. At the turn of the millennium, it looked like Neil Young was content to drift into old age with decorum and grace. Having not put out an album for four whole years, he celebrated his 55th birthday – and the turn of the millennium – with the low-key Silver and Gold, an introspective acoustic record which was by far his quietest, safest release to date. It was a harsh contrast to a decade earlier. At the turn of nineties, the … Continue reading Growing pains: The nasty noughties and Neil Young’s difficult decade