Neil Young

23 songs 12 albums

Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He is easily recognizably for his distinct tenor voice, making him a near-polar opposite of his Canadian folk contemporary, the baritone Leonard Cohen, although they both share a dense and idiosyncratic sense of lyricism.

Young has released an album almost every year since 1969 with his eponymous debut album and most recently The Visitor, released in 2017. In between, he’s done collaborative albums with Pearl Jam and Crazy Horse (later being dubbed “The Godfather of Grunge”), brought his profound lyricism to the Simon and Garfunkel-esque harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, who, according to legend, he performed with at Woodstock, and even did autotune way before Kanye.

Young is one of the few people to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as himself and once with his psychedelic rock band Buffalo Springfield which he co-founded in 1966 along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay after illegally emigrating to Los Angeles.