This is the best hour of music you will find anywhere, from anyone, anytime. This album is drenched in desperation, drugs, booze, and the sounds of a man at the end of his tether. That aside...no, partially BECAUSE of that, this stands as Neil Young's best work. It is an atmosphere that he has not delved into since (although his two previous albums, "Time Fades Away" and the equally phenomenal "On the Beach," both are on the same vein), and it was not appreciated in its time by people who kept wanted Young to release another "Harvest." I would have given ANYTHING to be at one of the concerts on this tour, where he refused to play anything but the songs on this album, much to his audiences' chagrin. I would have been the one person shouting for more and not "Heart of Gold." Anyway, time has been kinder to this album than those people, thank God, and it is now rightfully upheld as arguably his best. Buy this album NOW. You shouldn't even still be reading this.