My Top 20 Albums – ‘After the Gold Rush’ by Neil Young.

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‘‘You’re a Neil Young fan?’’ a friend of a friend once asked me. ‘‘Really?”

‘‘LOVE Neil Young’’ I clarified, putting on my best ‘‘don’t **** with me!’’ look.

‘‘You don’t think his voice is annoyingly whiny?’’

“Nope’’.

‘‘You don’t find a lot of his music to be plodding, uninspiring dad-rock?’’

“Not in any way’’.

‘‘Hmm, ok. Well… Southern Man is a good track I guess’’.

‘‘Southern Man is a GREAT track!’’

If my memory serves me well the conversation petered out seconds later. ‘‘So, how about that weather?’’

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