When veteran rockers get restless, one of two things can happen: “Lulu” or “Americana.” The former is Lou Reed’s abysmal, overwrought collaboration with Metallica; the latter is Neil Young’s charming, scruffy reunion with Crazy Horse. For the first time in eight years, Young rallied Crazy Horse — bassist Billy Talbot, guitarist Poncho Sampedro, and drummer Ralph Molina — and explored broadly defined American folk tales (yeah, the 1950s doo-wop gem “Get a Job” fits Young’s vision of schemers and dreamers).
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