POP: Sounds in a Summer Groove

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise/Warner Bros.). This kind of record vindicates all previous claims of greatness and clears the way for new ones. The melodies of these nine songs are insistent, instantly captivating. The lyrics veer between recollections of the mythic past to reveries of violence, from lines like haiku ("Aurora borealis/ The icy sky at night/ Paddles cut the water/ In a long and hurried flight") to verbal lasers of lancing irony ("Hard to believe that love is free now/ Welfare mothers make better lovers"). Young is...

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