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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash

1969

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Album Summary

Crosby, Stills & Nash is the debut studio album by British-American folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), released in 1969 by Atlantic Records. It is the only album released by the band before adding Neil Young to their line-up. The album spawned two Top 40 singles, "Marrakesh Express" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", which peaked respectively at No. 28 the week of August 23, 1969, and at No. 21 the week of December 6, 1969, on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album itself peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It has been certified four times platinum by the RIAA for sales of 4,000,000.

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Rating

3.42

Votes

4797

Genres

  • Rock
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Psychedelic Rock
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5

CSN's self-titled debut cannot be touched! From Judy Blue Eyes to You Don't Have to Cry to Wooden Ships to Teach Your Children Well (and everything in between), there is no better folk rock record of its time. Where is the 6 star option?!

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5

My only complaint is that they don't use an Oxford comma in their band name. Nice combo of nostalgic and folksy rock, this might have been my favorite album so far

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3

Nice but lacking the magic of the previous CSN&Y album I've listened too. Not bad though.

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2

Pleasant but forgettable. Unlike other supergroups these three don't seem different enough to provide an interesting contrast.

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1

I expected this to be better and score higher, but in reality this album pretty much made me angry. It should be better, it has all the ingredients to be better, yet it is really boring, almost all the songs sound the same, and that same isn't an enjoyable song to begin with. It should probably score 2, but I'm angry at it, so 1 it is.

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3

Nice and chill album, I get why they were popular. Idk if it's heinous to say it but felt like the Beatles meets Simon and Garfunkel

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3

By far the best thing about CSNY was Y. Without Y they are a one trick pony; they have the lovely harmonies but not a lot else. In particular, the songs on this LP written by C or N are weak.Some of Stills' songs are good and their harmonies make those songs very good. This is the case with Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. The four songs that follow can't be saved by the harmonies. I kind of like Wooden Ships, probably because it sounds like a Neil Young song, lol. I suppose Stills lays down the lead guitar on that track.  We must give credit where it's due. Helplessly Hoping is beautiful and the best song on the LP imo.  I just don't think a couple of good songs can get the LP north of 3.  PS I do like Teach Your Children but didn't let it influence my rating since it's a bolt on to the 2006 re-release and more appropriately considered a Deja Vu track.

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3

I thought this album was good, but not great. I believe Young added a certain something to the mix that just made this band pure magic, and for me, that magic is clearly lacking on this album without him. The impact of this album however, is not to be undermined. This debut album popped up in 1969, just in time to inform and be an inspiration for many 70s soft rock, folk rock, and singer-songwriter acts. They naturally had a sound and a style here that many bands would go on to covet and seek. While Crosby, Stills & Nash was not the first supergroup, they're an incredibly significant one. Before them, any group formed of members from other bands was considered a "supergroup". But Crosby, Stills & Nash all came from already pretty successful bands and created an even more successful band than any of them came from individually. Crosby, Stills & Nash, along with this album, ultimately set a strong precedent for true supergroups going forward; it's a good introduction to that 70s folk rock sound and a good foundation for things to come with this band.

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2

Needs more Young

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Although I love Neil Young, these guys just rub me the wrong way. So without Neil, CSN is a chore. It's just excruciating for me to listen to their hillybilly harmonies and I couldn’t listen to the entire album

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5

Absolute classic album. One of the best folk rock albums ever. Great guitars, great diversity, and of course, the harmonies. Legends.

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5

Denne er god!

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5

very good album

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5

great album by them!

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5

I always forget there's CSN & CSNY. This is classic easy, chill, jamming music.

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5

Love it

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5

Great band, great album

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5

Fan-fucking-tastisch album

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5

Lots of things going on in this music, but enjoyed the tight harmonies and use of rhythm. Casual yet still precise and professional. Enjoyed listening to the lyrics as well - Teach Your Children brings back memories.

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5

Each track is a classic. Such good harmony and guitar on show here. Fresh.

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5

I usually just think of them as classic rock but I was really blown away listening to the whole album together

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5

There are several songs on here that by themselves would pull an album score up, but to have them all together is bananas. What a monumental album. Wooden Ships hit me hard when I first heard it back in probably middle school and hasn’t ever lost it. I wonder how I’d feel about this album if I didn’t have nostalgia attached to it. The vocal harmonies are timeless and the guitar is still great. I bet still 4 stars at least, but with nostalgia this is an easy 5

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5

Muy chulo

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5

Really enjoyed it, very laid back music. Considered giving it a high 4, but Spotify played a bunch of Steely Dan when the album ran out and that put me in a generous mood.

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5

Muito bonito, gostei bastante. Uma pegada folk maravilhosa, me lembrou muito Simon & Garfunkel.

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5

Took me back. Hard to believe some of the songs were from their first album

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5

yeah

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5

I like this album the more I listen to it, and it’s great, but it also makes me just wanna listen to Neil Young

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5

My absolute favorite brand of folk rock. "Marrakesh Express" is one my favorite songs ever.

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5

I had never listened to CS&N before, but there is a warmth and feeling of familiarity that came with it anyway. Loved the album.

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5

Stellar, folksy harmonies with rock instrumentation. Makes you want to put on a shearling jacket and build a cabin.

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5

I was blissfully unaware that this album had been the backbone of every campfire guitar singalong. Songs like Everybody's Talking, Love the one you’re with and teach your children well are it seems the bread and butter of every acoustic guitarist.

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5

Крутой альбом! Как и все у них

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5

Yeahhhh now this is some old-timey music that still crushes it. I've had some 60s folk/singer-songwriter albums of late which have been ... eh. For a most-recent example and in a musical vein that is sort of similar: I'm not a fan of Bob Dylan - maybe he could turn a phrase and accurately tap into the young mood of the time but his music just wasn't very good - almost like a quick basic template for him to write poetry over. Dylan's music for me pales to this - CSN's first album is different and you know it right off the bat - this isn't going to be 40 minutes of basic blues-based V-IV-I progressions. What I love most is that although CSN were all singers, and each excellent (those harmonies are worth the admission), these songs are legit and would be good even without the great vocals. Which is everything. Variety! Progressive rock - folk - straight up rock... often with unpredictable progressions and chord voicings ("Guinevere" is an example that's hard to categorize - lush and strange harmonies over unresolving guitar melodies) It's admittedly hard for me to be objective to music that I've heard for decades - some of these songs are just all-time world classics. Seems facile to say "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (I thought it was "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes until I was a teenager) is one of my favourites since it's so ubiquitous but it really is that great. It's essentially 3 songs in one - it's Yes before Yes were Yes. But better (and coming from a Yes fan, this). There are some points where the album slows up a bit but I think it may add to the album, giving it all an ebb and flow. "Long Time Gone" as a near-final track is as hard rock as rock could be in 1969 with soft voices and (mostly) acoustic guitars. Overall this is an indispensable album - a template of the best music of its time and holy hell this is a freaking *debut* album. Top notch. 9/10 5 stars

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5

Excellent listen

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5

solid. fun for the whole family

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5

It’s getting to the point- where I’m no fun anymore - I am sorry. Say, can I have some of your purple berries? It’s a 5 if ever there was one.

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5

This is a beautiful album, with such a beautiful sound. Their voices create such perfect harmony it almost is like just one person singing. Talk about a supergroup.

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5

This one surprised me, I've always kinda been "meh" and ignored CSN but wow. The songwriting and production on this is so on point

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5

One of my favourite albums.

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5

Oh yeah, fuckin amazing record. Standout songs for me are Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Helplessly Hoping. Fantastic vocals and guitar work all throughout this album. Some incredibly nostalgic sounding music.

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5

Perfect album, shame Neil Young had to go ruin such a great group.

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5

amazing album, I’m a huge fan of that vocal harmony stuff, reminds me of Simon & Garfunkel and Yes while the music itself felt very simple, it has a very likable sound that everyone should check out, I’m giving this a 10/10

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5

Listened to this many times before and always enjoy it.

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5

Outstanding as always. Defines the genre.

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5

A true classic.

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5

Tengo que escuchar más de ellos y a este disco volveré más de una vez. Me han gustado muchas canciones y el disco en general. Favoritas: Suite: Judy blue eyes, Marrakesh express, Pre-Road downs, Lady of the island, Helplessly hoping, 49 bye-byes y Everybody's talkin'. Un 5 estrellas *****.

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5

This was a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon. The harmonies are beautiful and soothing. I loved rolling along with this album. Of course the two opening songs tower over the proceedings. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express sound as great as ever. An incredible one-two punch that instantly put this band on the map right out of the gate. But I liked the rest really well as well. Really nice.

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5

One of my favorites. Love the melodies, the harmonies, and the layering of the vocals and guitars. This one makes me feel good.

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5

A lovely album! The layering of the instruments and the vocals make for a most enjoyable listening experience. The variety in tempos and style also add interest for the album.

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5

Another wonderful opportunity to listen to a classic album for the first time. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is a very familiar classic, of course (though I never knew that it was about Judy Collins!). Much of the album has their amazing signature harmonies, but I really enjoyed the different sounds that they brought to their first album. "Guinevere" and "Lady of the Island" were two new favorites, both apparently taking some inspiration from Joni Mitchell!

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5

Classic as folk gets. The 41 minutes fly by

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5

A classic. What a way to debut your music.

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5

Nearly perfect

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5

I guess I'm pretty neutral in my opinion of this group. I mean I appreciate their great harmonies but can't say I went out and bought any of their albums. This debut has some rock radio heavy hitters in "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Marrakesh Express" and "Wooden Ships." It appears they took a democratic approach in the songs switching lead singers after every song. Thinking back and actually forward, their approach probably was very unique for folk with their blend of acoustic and electric guitar songs and their complex harmonies. This is a great sounding and produced album. Outside their hits, I appreciated "Guinnevere" - subtle and acoustic love song, "Lady of the Island" - another very soft song about Nash's relationship with Joni Mitchell and "Helplessly Hoping" - maybe my favorite harmonizing on the album, which surprsingly are led sung by each of the three. Not really any stinkers or fillers here to me. Although you hear enough of this album on the radio, this is definitely an album worth going back to listen to as a whole.

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5

Muy bueno

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5

Had to listen to a different album with most of the same songs. Saw them in concert s few years ago. Awesome harmonies.

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5

What a fantastic album, super easy listening while never being dull, boring or simple. As always I love the guitar work of Stephen stills and them combining their voices with harmonies in the majority of the songs was the last puzzle piece that I was missing from their other albums

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5

Quintessential hippie folk music. Listening to it makes me want to go buy a VW bus, wear a bunch of tie dye and grow out my hair. Time to turn on, tune and drop out

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5

I could imagine Neil Young collaborating well with these young upstarts

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5

A classic. Hopeful, aspirational, formative.

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5

Good album, I knew a few songs and will probably remember them forever

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5

Beautiful

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5

Absolute gold! These guys were talented individually but together they are magic. The songwriting, those gorgeous harmonies. If I could give it a sky full of stars I would.

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5

Brilliant and beautiful -- is there a better or bolder track 1 of a debut album than "Suite Judy Blue Eyes"? The rest of the record holds true, too, and the strength of the lesser known songs is testament to the overall quality. Deja Vu might be even better. One wonders how modern production techniques would have lifted the sound, elevated the harmonies even higher.

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5

Pretty much a perfect album. Easy listening with some beautiful lyrics that likely go overlooked. Lots of favorites on here: Judy Blue Eyes, Guinnevere, Pre-Road Downs, Marrakesh Express, Helplessly Hoping, 49 Bye-Byes.

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5

Trop bon, quel talent. Un apercu de ce qui s'en vient avec young et Deja vu mais quand m^peme un super album qui résume bien le courant musical. 5

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5

tfw they're riding on a Marrakesh express: ☺️

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5

A near perfect album. Can you believe Apple Records passed on them?

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5

one of few groups that had their best album as their debut album. besides the commonly known songs, the album has unbelievable depth.

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5

Classic CSN album from '69, not the same classic status as Deja Vu, but still an easy 5 stars, just like the classic CSN album from '77 (the latter being the ultimate yacht album after all). I realized that the debut album of the modern CSN variant, Fleet Foxes, is also approaching semi-classic status status (released 15 years ago) yet that album is not in the same league as CSN(Y)...

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5

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes- 9/10 Marrakesh Express- 9/10 Guinnevere- 7/10 You Don't Have To Cry- 10/10 Pre-Road Downs- 10/10 Wooden Ships- 10/10 Lady Of The Island- 5/10 Helplessly Hoping- 9/10 Long Time Gone- 10/10 49 Bye-Byes- 10/10 Do For The Others- 7/10 Songs With No Words- 9/10 Everybody's Talkin'- 10/10 Teach Your Children- 8/10 Crosby, Stills & Nash- 9/10

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5

Already done, bitch!

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4

Country

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4

Much of this album I'd heard before. Beautiful folk with layered vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments.

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4

Great album, love it my kind of music

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4

false

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4

Kult, Beatles møter Simon & Garfunkel tenkte jeg.

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4

Reminds me a lot of Simon and Garfunkle

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4

What can I say, solid album

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4

good, if toothless, folk fav track: suite: Judy blue eyes

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4

Not what I'd typically listen to but it was interesting

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4

Heerlijke folk/rock. Erg fijne stemmen om naar te luisteren en een feel good vibe.

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4

Relaxt

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4

Thoughtful, like dreaming

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4

Great album! Unmistakable sound. Judy Blue Eyes is obviously the best track.

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4

Greatest harmonies in pop history.

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4

Definitely worth another listen. Very much my style, although it has that old classic feel that I have yet to fully come around to and adore. Didn't realise that Hopelessly Hopeless (that I know from Honey We Three) is by these guys! I have a vinyl with Young I think, I should give it and this more listens.

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4

Some smooth-ass sounds. A great ride! Dad jams 2021

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4

Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Quite liked the hippy vibe. Musically pleasing.

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4

Some good songs and some meh songs but nothing bad. Like Jefferson Airplane’s album but more interesting to me.

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4

Good album - a few things I recognize. Pleasant to listen to.

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4

One of best canyon albums. Relaxing classic rock to enjoy in a summer evening

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4

60's male folk harmony. Poppy.

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Hamerykanski strik trwa w najlepsze, tym razem zarzucilo klasykiem rokowego folkowania, czyli ultra grupa, ktora zrobila kariery solowe kazdemu z jej czlonkow, jest to pierwszy album bandy, wiec orginalny sklad, jeszcze bez neila younga ktorego z springfielda sciagnal still, jest to jeden z tych albumow ktore uksztaltowaly jak wygladly lata 70, jesli chodzi o wykorzystanie folka w muzyce popularnej, a przez folka mam na mysli akustyki w rokowaniu, bo to wlasnie na gitarkowych brzmienaich opiera sie ta plyta, no i moze jeszcze na harmonijnych wokalach, ktore sie wzajemnie uzupelniaja, tak jak kazdy z bandy jest sam w sobie maszyna tworcza, sam tworzy traki, gra, spiewa, tak tutaj jakos sie tym dziela i kazd ma swoj trak, swoj wokal, czy swoje giarkowe solo, najgorzej ze nie idzie rozpoznac kto akurat gitarkuje, bo tak rowny poziom prezentuja, no moze stillsowa sie wybija na ultra epicki poziom, to wlasnie tez on robi drumsy i klawisze jesli takowe sie pojawiaja na trakach, wiec to jego nazwalbym najbardziej skilersowym z tego trio, najbardziej charakterystyczny i charyzmatyczny wokal crosby i sam styl bycia i picia tego hobosa jest klasa sama w sobie, nash dobrze z nim kontrastuje jako ta lzejsza strona bandy, zwlaszca jesli chodzi o quality aspekt wokalu i nawet lirycznie jego traki sa lzejsze jak marakeszowy ekspres, lzejsze a jednoczesnie wyrozniajace sie orientalnymi vibami, co do ulubionych trakow z plyty, to otwierajacy suite judy blue eyes juz byl na plejce, dodam jeszcze ekstra traczek z bonusowego wydania ktore sluchalem, czyli song with no words od crosbiego i helplessly hoping ktory jako jeden z najlepiej pokazuje jak harmoniczne wokale banda potrafila uzyskac na tym pierwszym materiale wydanym jako banda, cala plyta pomimo zroznicowanego kontekstu lirycznego kawalkow tworzy zgrana calosc, ktora sie dobrze slucha, zwlaszcza jesli chce sie posluchac grania na akustykach, to malo jest albumow z tak rownymi graniami kazdego z czlonkow, wiec zdecydowanie mocno influencyjny material w dziejach muzyki popularnej

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4

pleasant to listen to, some tracks were stronger than others. dont love the lyrics. 4-

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4

Good fun, not a band I knew much of before, would listen again.

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4

- you can have a bath in this music

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5

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Look, it's... nice

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4

Lovely. Classic 60’s.

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4

Damn, this was surprisingly enjoyable. In my head, I thought CS&N were the big commercial end of folk rock. When they do the poppier sound here, I actually enjoy it more than I expected. But most of the album is strongly coloured by psychedelia and whimsy instead. I love the vocal harmonisations, and I like the understated, patient building of most tracks - this is a group who are confident in the quality of their craft. Great record! 4.5

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4

Wow did I expect to not like this album and was quickly proven wrong. Big fan, especially of Helplessly Hoping.

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4

Good solid folk rock. I had heard most of the songs.

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4

CS&N open their debut album with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” amidst harmonizing vocals, folk sounds, acoustic guitars, and sweet country rock percussion. “You make it haaaard” and lyrics of the such tell the story of a boy who loves a girl, or something like that. It’s sweet! “I am yours, you are mine. You’re what you are”... what could be better? And then the iconic “do do do do do, do do do do” outro kicks in and I know this album is gonna be straight fire “Marrakesh Express” is an upbeat tale featuring the “cobwebs in my mind” which I relate to. “Did you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Express? They’re taking me to Marrakesh!” are fun lyrics and I’m not entirely sure if there is some double entendre work happening here or if the boys have really been to Morocco together. “Guinnevere” is a slow, quiet story about a girl, I assume Guinnevere herself. She had golden hair. This track gives me feels for summer nights, mosquitoes, and crickets chirping. “You Don’t Have to Cry” is about wisdom and life experiences. Learn your lessons, bump your head, and you don’t have to cry. “Pre-Road Downs” is another fun track, this one starts out with a distorted (backwards?) guitar that pleasantly makes me feel tense. This track is upbeat and seems to be about love and life. “Wooden Ships” has more of that sweet Americana blues sound with organ and bass guitar sounds mixed with leading guitar, and lyrics about eating berries on wooden ships. “Lady of the Island” is a soft-spoken song about love and the mystery of life, or something. Very soothing! “Helplessly Hoping” features more vocal harmonizing about love and life and all the things that make us human. “Long Time Gone” had me bopping my head to the fading background noise (organ keys?) and nodding to the lyrics “it appears to be a long, long, time before the dawn.” “49 Bye-Byes” closes out the original album (the 2006 re-release has some bonus tracks) and features a marriage of electric guitars and organ and asks “who do you love?” And “you’re just seeing things through a cat’s eye” and finally “bye bye baby... know I love you”, a sad reality one must admit to themselves every so often. A great closer for this album. “Do for the Others” is sorrowful and very real, and I think it’s about moving beyond a loss. It’s very soft and catchy. “Song With No Words” starts out beautifully with plucking guitar chords and wordless “da da da” and doo doo doo” vocals that would but Rihanna’s “Work” to shame (regarding non words!!). “Everybody’s Talkin’” is a familiar song that I’ve heard referenced on Seinfeld (everybody’s talking to me, I can’t hear a word they’re saying... just drivin round in Jon Voight’s car), that being parenthetically said, this is a fine acoustic folk track. “Teach Your Children” opens with someone asking someone else if they remember the words, which is very funny. This song is full of heart and feels very authentic and touching. Favorite track: Teach Your Children Honorable mention: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

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Always enjoyed this one. Actually quite diverse musically, with touches of latin and funk to go with the rock and folk tone of the record. Understated production, great songs, incredible harmonies.

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4

Pretty good. I found the later half to be better though

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4

Good backing track for a bike ride

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4

Can't believe I had never listened to this one all the way through, a total classic full of great tunes.

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Dez. Já não se fazem músicas longas. Estão como as frases. vêm separadas sem atenção à métrica ou ao espaçamento há que fazer às frases o mesmo que às crianças deixá-las crescer sem medos sem vírgulas sem condicionais todos os grupos são móveis se os levarmos ao sítio certo há que alimentá-las deixá-las dormir num leito de paz olhá-las nos olhos tratá-las com respeito e dizer-lhes que está tudo bem que somos só uma fila de palavras o autor há-de nos pôr um fim ponto MotA: Suite/Judy Blue Eyes "It's getting to the point where I'm no fun anymore. I'm sorry."

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4

Decent dadrock intertwined with bluesy licks, and occasionally beautiful songs featuring excellently written and executed three-part vocal harmonies

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4

Amazing album! Could be used entirely by Quentin Tarantino 💪💪

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4

A very classic album, lovely harmonies. helplessly hoping is a masterpiece

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4

Very beautiful at times.

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4

I know this is a great album but it’s going to take me a while to get into enough to really appreciate it. Love the melodies and the talent and I can’t wait to listen to this on high rotation.

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4

Now we’re talking. Great stuff

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I’ve wanted to listen to this one but never got around to it! It features the amazing song from Annihilation, “Helplessly Hoping.” Aside from that, some other fantastic hits. Great songwriting and great harmonizing. A boy band built different. This is an excellent album. Favorite tracks: Helpless Hoping, Marrakesh Express, Guinevere, Judy Blue Eyes. Album art: Undeniably iconic, not just for the cover itself, but for also inspiring the cover of boygenius’ self-titled EP. I think I like that project more, but I like this picture more. Guys being dudes on an outdoor couch. 4/5

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4

Yes boys

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4

wonderful. Not a complete package without the Y but still, massive bops

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4

Emoji Monday = 🙂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Listworthy = 👍

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4

Seminal album from a supergroup. Worth hearing again after all years

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4

I like how unique these guys sound. I expected to get bored but it kept me going. Probably closer to a 3.5 but I'll give it a 4.

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4

Beautiful harmonies.

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4

Listenable but not hugely memorable

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4

Very good.

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4

Typical us music from the '60. Great band but so listened.

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4

God, they're so good. Legendary songwriters, performers, and all-around instrumentalists. I want to listen to it again.

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I always associate Judy Blue Eyes with their Woodstock performance. They had a very different sound compared to their contemporaries and looking back you can hear their influence in Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles. It was a very American sound. I prefer the songs where the lead vocalist has a bit to himself before the trio kicks in. Crosby sounds a lot like Tim Buckley in Long Time Gone. I wondered why Helplessly Hoping was the most listened to song on the LP and it’s because it was used in a video game. No surprise. Quite a debut.

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The harmonies on this album are something else. There are a few incredible songs including the underrated "Marrakesh Express" and the rest of the songs are presentable at least. Didn't really like the cover of "Everybody's Talkin'" but had no problems with the rest.

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Not sure anyone hits those harmony sweet spots like these boys. A lovely little collection, marred only by the plinky-plonky fart in a bathtub that's 'Marrakech Express'. The guitar sound on 'Pre-Road Downs' is fucking sick. I don't care if they're a bunch of dickhead hippies, this rules.

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Alot of very good songs, loved the first song. Songs that I knew but never the name of

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Lovely, very chill vibe. I liked the first two songs (Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express) the most. Predictable, I know. The last couple of songs are less good in my opinion.

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rimelig godt

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Mega hyggeligt. Fantastisk kor! Country, roots og en masse geddar. Til tider meget ømt og følsomt.

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Another thing I was way into during my Woodstock prenatal nostalgia era. It all seems a bit making now, and the old hippies that made it through are all wealthy old farts. Still pretty great on its own terms though.

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The singing...the harmonies on this album are incredible 4 🌟

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It's funny that I got this just after the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album. It's of the moment both lyrically and harmonically.

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I've been listening to a few select tracks from this album for quite some time without knowing they were all from one album. Great representation of the "folk rock" that went against the guitar rock of the time, along with S&G, Byrds, etc.

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4

A great folk rock album.

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Excellent

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Those harmonies brought me to tears (im high).

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Pleasant album - with more depth than what appears - really enjoyed it more than i thought I would. Still my favourite track just because it’s such a beautiful song is their rendition of Everybody’s Talking

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4

very good, but deja vu takes everything this album does well and does it like twice as good

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Not my jam, creo que "Long Time Gone" fue la que más me gustó. Y pues todo suena bien, bonito, pero no es para mí. 8/10

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solid 4, amazing folk rock, very good instrumentally, 3 geniuses

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p159, 1969. 4.5 stars. All the best bits of Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds and The Hollies in a strange mix of folk, country, rock and jazz. Gorgeous harmonies and songs. Excellent and understated guitar work from Stills. Unfairly dismissed in recent years because of the retrospective view of late 60's/early 70s long hair rock and by the punk ethos, "never trust a hippy". This is the direct ancestor of all of the West Coast soft rock albums of the 1970s. Half a star deducted for those songs that haven't dated well, Marrakesh Express being the prime suspect. On the whole this album still holds up well 50 years on.

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February 2022 - Clicking the spotify link for this album is as amusing as checking the 42nd president’s twitter url; it’ll never get old. F*** Joe Rogan

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Yo

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Uuuh, been looking forward to this one. Hmm, almost not available on Spotify. Really great album from what I've heard, probably a 5 in disguise, so I will return to this one 100%

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4

Great folk rock album with lovely close harmony work.

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I wasn’t very familiar with Crosby, Stills and Nash beyond knowing the name of the band. Really, that was it. I really enjoyed the melodies and the vocals. Mellow without being whiny. Upbeat without being peppy. Another good road trip or listen to on the morning or afternoon commute kind of album.

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Suite Judy Blue Eyes is such a great way to start off an album. It's like multiple songs in one, each beautiful with brilliant harmonies. Marrakesh Express is a great song to follow up after an all time great. After that, the music starts to feel more generic. This is not any fault of CSN, but more the fact that many musicians aped this style after this album, and CSN had a pretty consistent style over their career. It's not bad, but it doesn't rise to the heights of the beginning of the album. It's all pleasant enough, and this album is well worth a listen. Overall, this must have sounded revolutionary in 1969. The harmonies are a nice successor to what the Beach Boys had been doing, but with a much different musical approach 4/5

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Add your music back to Spotify, you dumbies.

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Really like Marrakesh Express. Overall, 7/10. Not my kind of music, but I'd listen to it while driving.

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4

Weak 4, Enjoyed the harmonies

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4

Great.

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4

capa maneira mucho simpáticos

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fvck spotify 🖕🖕

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I Don't Know If I Told You Or Not, But I'm Done. WITH EL HARDA 6 ME RBO3 3 M 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. Still Going. And Great Fucking Album. 8/10

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Genre: Folk Rock 4/5 Crosby, Stills & Nash knocked this one nearly out of the park. They found the one thing truly missing from the folk pop formula, and that's neat, tight, beautiful three-part harmonies. Almost like an all-male Mamas and the Papas, CSN's self-titled album is a meadow-frolic for the ages. With nearly no skips over the run of the album, this is THE essential folk rock listen from the 60s. While Judy Blue Eyes gets most of the attention, and is a song most people know even if they don't know the title (the doo-doo-doo's towards the end are fucking classic), it certianly isn't this album's only genuinely beautiful listen. Wooden Ships and Helplessly Hoping are both tremendous examples of their sound, as they take their vocal arrangements to near madrigal choir levels of singing. Marrakesh Express and Guinnevere, both with the heavy task of following Judy Blue Eyes, do a great job here as well highlighting what makes this supergroup work. Such an enjoyable listen. This shit is so much better than Bob Dylan.

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4

A lot of really creative and thoughtful songs (especially Crosby's) that make for a very entertaining record. A classic, to be sure.

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Super strong and interesting harmonies that still carry today. Suite Judy Blue Eyes and Helplessly Hoping stand out, though there really aren't any bad songs on the album, just ones that don't hook you as easily. A very enjoyable listen.

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4

Folksy fun!

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Damn, I was expecting to hate this. But it's actually pretty great.

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Still a gem.

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Como me pasa siembre con Crosby, Stills & Nash (y esta vez sin Young) es que al final me canso del estilo vocal siempre en coros armonizados muy parejo y muy agudo, casi falsetteando todo el tiempo. Sin embargo este disco, a diferencia de los otros (y quizá por la falta de Young) es mucho menos aburrido y de hecho la primera rola me gustó mucho porque tiene mucho más energía que cualqueira de los anteriores.

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Good album. I can tell why they added Young

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Really great song writing. What an amazing trio. Can def hear the Buffalo Springfield influence. Good shit.

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Love Crosby, Stills and Nash for their constant harmonies throughout their music. I will never be mad about listening to their music.

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Great harmonies and great vibe! Easy and enjoyable listening

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Liked it a lot

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Its good. The vocal harmonies make me feel warm. Also reversed guitar??

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4.0 - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is an obvious standout. Other songs feature their sunny harmonies, dynamic song structures (see "Wooden Ships") and tender balladry. Of the deeper tracks "Lady of the Island" is another highlight. At some parts the songwriting sounds reminiscent of the Beatles without the same studio magic (see "Marrakesh Express").

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Its a melancholy classic. a bit slow and sad for me - but they know their stuff

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Classic!

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4

Amazing debut album. A great listen from beginning to end.

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This is an album that got a lot of play during my college years, including by me, so I'm very familiar with it. I faded away from the album for a long time but I've heard some of the songs from it from time to time over the years. Although it might sound a little dated to my ears, probably due to a mix of the era in which it was recorded and the time in my life when it was prominent, I still enjoy it for the most part and was glad to hear it again. On the plus side, the abilities of the three title band members are so strong. Great musicians, amazing vocalists, and superb songwriters and performers. As with other bands I've heard with incredible vocal harmonies, at times it's almost "too perfect" much as I know that's kind of a silly thing to think. I had forgotten this was their debut album as CSN. I do get how much they and a few other contemporary artists at the time were influential in broadening 60s rock away from the predominance of guitar-heavy blues-rock bands. Overall, good album for me to revisit. A little dated, a bit overplayed in my own personal history, but no doubt to my ears a superb album. Glad it came up today.

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Mellow, folksy awesomeness.

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Nice album. I haven't actually listened much to this trio even though their reputation precedes them. It's solid folk rock with a focus on fun, witty lyrics, folk chord progressions, and rock layers. It's a great formula for nice music. "Marrakesh Express" stood out for having a catchy chorus and fun rhythm section. "Guinnevere" stood out for having a really lovely guitars. They sounded very modern here- ahead of their time for 1969. Really nice vocal harmonies here too. "Teach Your Children" is a track that I heard a lot when I first started dating Gab- there was a family friend who played guitar and would always strum this track and sing it. It's lovely! I'm going 4/5 because I enjoyed it but I think I'll have to give it another listen. At the moment I'm not entirely in the mood for this kind of music and while I'm not trying to let that influence me, I am at the same time recognizing it.

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Gorgeous harmonies and good vibes. That last minute of “Judy Blue Eyes” has such a perfect, joyous melody. I enjoyed the CSNY album “Deja Vu” a little more but this one is a bit different. It’s mellower. A few songs sound like Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights: “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Marrakesh Express,” “You Don’t Have to Cry” (I love the lyrics and message of this one), “Long Time Gone”

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It's a solid album. Of course the harmonies are gorgeous. I don't think CSN really hit their apex until they added Y, but that doesn't mean this isn't worth a gander, either. Favorite tracks: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Wooden Ships", "49 Bye-Byes"

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4

Country is what country is….old!

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Some wonderful stuff, some noodly stuff - worth an extra star just for those harmonies

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4

Always knew the name but didn't know the music. Turns out, it's exactly my jam.

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4

A digged it

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Good album

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Some freat songs on here hilighted by the opener; Suite Judy Blue Eyes. But lots of others too. Marakesh Express, You Don't Have to Cry, Wooden Ships and Long Time Gone. The star of this album are of course the wonderful vocal harmonies as well as the idividual voices of all three members. Great album. 4.5 stars

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Great album, love the melodies, nice music for studying. Kind of beatles-ish/Simon and Garfunkel, I like it!

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7/14, 50%

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More folksy classic rock. not bad, but not amazing

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Blues guitar. Key songs: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Marrakesh Express

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The production is gorgeous, the vocals a little less than, the arrangements classic or interesting at turns. I'm back and forth on how much of a wow factor it has. That's lost a bit in the gloss, while the less-well-aged bits stick out. Still, it's something that bears going back to: There are rough edges, but no splinters I can find.

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Favorites include "Helplessly Hoping", "Everybody's Talkin'", and "Teach Your Children". An interesting coincidence is that I watched the episode of The Office where Michael sings "Teach Your Children" to everyone's kids for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" (S2, E18) today before I learned it was on the recommended album for today.

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Pleasant to the ears, sometimes repetitive.

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Hieno, aurinkoinen albumi ja etenkin bassot toimi

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You know, it's not bad. Good songwriting, great harmonies... It's definitely its own vibe and if you're feeling it, it's good stuff.

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Slow. Good for just relaxing

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Easy listening, too twang

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2 good songs in album, already had hopelessly hoping one. Not bad

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