I've been on a Neil Young binge lately. It's hard to find a more diverse figure coming out of the '60s folk movement, and certainly hard to find a more consistently high quality one. (Granted, he had some clunkers in the '80s, but from '69 through '75 the man couldn't hit a sour note...well...not unless he wanted to, at least -- the famous "Ditch Trilogy" comes to mind.
I can't help but be impressed by the many great rockers he penned, and the great mellow material. Despite my best efforts, After the Gold Rush, Rust Never Sleeps, and Live Rust haven't left my car for several weeks.
To say that he can be a difficult individual at times would be an understatement, but the man is a living legend.