Neil Young is rock’s great contrarian. The only thing consistent about a career with this many twists, turns, collaborators and creative fall-outs is its inconsistency. Young thrives on contrast; repeatedly building a platform before burning it to the ground. As such, this list could be drawn up in countless different ways. Where’s Harvest you ask? It’s not here. Neither is RaggedGlory, Freedom or OnTheBeach. Instead, we’ve put the playing first by picking the records that best represent Young’s six-string successes.