Neil Young might just have the best hearing in history. He is after all the man who brought us Pono. But, as with all great power, it's come with great responsibility. He's therefore decided that, as a responsible adult, he just can't let you listen to his music on any streaming service. Why? Because the quality is too bad.

"It's about sound quality," he said in a Facebook post (below). "I don't need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don't feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It's bad for my music."

Sounds more like the desperate huff of a man at odds with the present day. Less about the actual sound quality itself, but rather about the format – opening Spotify to play a few of your favourite tracks doesn't have the same feel as putting physical music on. He then spouts a lot about "choice" in a second Facebook post (also below), which is ironic given the lack of choice he has now given his fans due to his own personal displeasure.

He's known for doing this, though; back in February he had a go at the "vinyl revival", too. Is he happy with anything modern?

"All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be," he continued. Put like this, he makes a fair point. At the end of the day, everybody's free to do what they want to do — except listen to any Neil Young song on any streaming service. Oh well, his loss.

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