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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash

1969

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Crosby, Stills & Nash

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3.42

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

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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 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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2

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4

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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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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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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Yes boys

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

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Emoji Monday = 🙂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Listworthy = 👍

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4

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

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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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Very good.

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

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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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4

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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Weak 4, Enjoyed the harmonies

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Great.

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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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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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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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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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Enough already

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Cool harmony and decent guitar. Shrill at times

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Love half of it. Hate half of it.

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Nice harmonies but pretty insipid overall - A Song With No Words is a primo example. Too perfect, not very interesting. I liked Marrakesh Express and Pre-Road Downs though. Guinevere is pretty spooky too

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Chill, although some of it is a bit too clean/pure for my tastes. Guitar in tracks like Wooden Ships is more interesting to me, in some ways this sounds like Simon & Garfunkel, similar folks-y vocals. Very 70s. Long Time Gone is better sounding to my ears with the solo vocal parts. Song with No Words is actually pretty annoying to me.

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I'm a big fan of Graham Nash, especially his first two solo albums. But this album sounds more like a Stephen Stills album, who is my least favorite of the three. Prefer CSNY to CSN.

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Top tracks: .Wooden Ships .Helplessly Hoping .Long Time Gone

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Good album. Nothing really stands out to me, in terms of the songs but what truly makes this shine is the harmonies. When singing together the sound is amazing("Judy blue eyes" and "helplessly hoping" in particular)

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I thought it was nice, very earnest, so much so that at times I wanted to throw up in my mouth. The highlight for me was "Everybody's Talkin" and the lowlight was "Song with No Words."

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Extremely talented guys. Some great harmonies on here, but this isn't my favorite CSN/CSNY album, a bit too mellow. 3.5 stars, rounding to 3.

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quite enjoyable. good album

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Meh. I like Marakesh Express the most of these songs, but it does feel like a Simon & Garfunkel song.

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4 Good album, but Crosby is still a little bitch

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Listened only the first 8 (out of 16). Fairly good. Nice atmosphere but not really my thing

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There's an admirable straightforwardness about this album. It's called Crosby, Stills & Nash, by Crosby, Stills & Nash and the cover features an image of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The last of whom looks a little bit like my mate Dave might if his razor was removed for two years or so. This is no doubt a great record. With some wonderful songs and an undeniable craftsmanship about the whole endeavour. But at the same time, it's also the kind of album that I can only admire from a distance. Dipping my toe in, rather than dive-bombing right in. Try as I might, I just couldn't get too deeply involved and gripped by it. It was more background listening that something that submerged the soul. Glad I listened to it though, and I particularly liked the track Guinnevere.

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6.5

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Agradable durante un rato, luego se vuelve monotono

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CSN. yep

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Hmm 3.4 maybe had to have experienced it at the time

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Not as good as deja vu

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Kinda alright, I get that it was early mor countrified rock etc but not much sticks and it gets a bit meh.

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A Lib Dem of an album

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Lovely

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Listened a lot to this album. Maybe better than Déjà Vu. Especially Guinnevere jumps out!

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It was ok, but I prefer Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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Pleasant enough

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Nice enough

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Alternates between some beautiful moments and musical wallpaper. Reminds me of fleet foxes a little

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Decent but not a regular rotation album

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liked it more than deja vu. Its a very nice album for on the background. fav. song: marrikash express

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Quite rare to hear male vocal harmonies like this. This could start a deep dive into C, S & N.

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Beautiful harmonies but 'to show their [musicianship] is their whole endeavour' Best song: Wooden Ships

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Good album, not enough to listen to it again all the way through

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Not into folk music, but it is pretty good for what it is

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it was fine. good solo in pre-road downs.

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Was all right. You can hear how it paved the way for the psychedelic movements in the 70s, but even though there were a few good listens here it still failed to capture my full attention.

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a few jems

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Simon and Garfunkel, and Beatles vibes. Nice but not standout

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Middling but a great folksy tunes nonetheless. It came and went though.

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It was a very relaxing album. I liked most of the songs, but I did get bored a bit of the way through it. 3/5 stars.

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some good songs but a lot of it is just alright, like some themes but others seemed unclear

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Has some replay-ability, not really my tune though

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There's no doubt that it's good, but after a while I felt like I was listening to one big song, there was just no real variety to be seen in the first half. The greatest variety came from songs on the latter half of the album, starting with "Pre-Road Downs." The album feels its strongest when an individual member is showcasing their vocal talents, and not when they are all harmonizing with one another; though perhaps that's just because so many of their songs are harmonies.

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Solid Folk rock. Got a solid listen, might get one or two more but I wasn't upset at it.

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Dont remember

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Soft listening. Acoustic for days

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Estoy empezando a ver un patrón con este subgénero al que quiero llamar grandpas folkrock ta bien, pero sinceramente lo mejor del disco el bigote de Nash, JEALOUS

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Solid acoustic album. Not exactly my type of music, but it is very well made. Leans more folk/country than rock.

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nice relaxing kinda country

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Helpless hoping made it to the playlist

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Not bad, some of the songs are a little too long but well written and performed.

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Started poorly but got really good before tailing off

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There is nothing particularly special or memorable about this, but there’s not much wrong with it either. A very enjoyable listen that I would happily return to

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Started poorly and was thinking it could use some Neil Young as all a little twee but got really good before tailing off

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Thought this was excellent.

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Really good album…nice melodies. Sound might have been enhanced by spatial audio but not sure.

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This feels like all the other 1960's rock albums of that time. Very chill and easy to listen to but not much there in my opinion. Nothing in these songs stands out as unique but I'm sure at the time it was fun. I enjoyed listening to the album but won't again.

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I liked this album…. Enjoyable to listen to

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It was okay. Gave me a lot of Simon & Garfunkel folk vibes. But all in all just made me want to listen to S&G rather than this album again

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Good songwriting, interesting song structures, incredible harmonies, and Stephen Stills is a musical genius. Perhaps a little twee at times, but really enjoyable nonetheless. (3.3)

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First time listening and enjoyed it thoroughly. Another album that had songs I’ve heard by never connected the artists. The group does a great job of being cohesive and mixing really well. This album has an excellent folk rock sound that can be replayed. 7.5/10

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Enjoyable soft folky-rock. These three boys all up each others game

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Its a good album overall. Deserving of being on the list, but not a stand out for me

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Alright background music played quietly

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Very chill. Nice harmonies.

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Not bad not bad

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it was fun to listen to and i love the trio so much more then all four of them together. I didn’t live it as much as other people do but I did enjoy listening to it.

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Mellow acoustic tunes.

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solid 3 from me. Few songs that I didn't realize came from CS&N. Part of an era .

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decent album with nice harmonies, and some classic songs

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Despite loathing Neil youngs singing Marrakesh express is one of my all time favourite bangers so it's already getting better than his customary 1 star and amazingly there were some songs that didn't have the trademark high pitched singing and they were really good. I know it's his USP but its fucking annoying. This album has now reduced the level of dread I get when I have to listen to an album with young on it.

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Could use some Young and maybe I was just tree-hugging my inner hippie, but I enjoyed this more than I expected.

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Inarguably some great songwriting here. The album starts strong and while it fell off for me after a while, I still love these voices and love this songwriting. Good stuff.

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Lovely sound, but maybe for me it's a little dated. Great musicianship is easy to recognize, and it's catchy, but yeah maybe for older people.

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Underwhelming. Not bad but pretty boring.

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Helplessly Hoping, Long Time Gone, You Don’t Have To Cry. Melty…

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It's a nice little album with some good songs (e.g. Marrakesh Express), but I didn't find it spectacularly good otherwise. In my opinion they overdid the choir sound a bit.

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Great album, lots of good tunes.

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En solid blanding af rock, pop og folk, gennemtrængende, tidsløst

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3/5

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hey nash

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Classic

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De muziek en de zang klinken gewoon goed. Ik vind de melodie echter een beetje saai. Prima te luisteren maar ik krijg dat speciale gevoel niet. Mijn favoriet is "Marrakesh Express" ***

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The harmonies are beautiful but most of the songs are a bit boring.

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Only two songs on spotify but I liked them

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My first listen from this debut album from one of the first big supergroups in rock. Sitting very comfortably amongst the mass exodus of late 60s artists returning to acoustic and folksy roots, "Crosby Stills & Nash" stands as one of the giants of its day. Much of it has stood the test of time, while some of it didn't grab me so much. The main draw has to come first: from beginning to end, the three part harmonies are the defining asset of this album (and the whole band). It's where the obvious comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel stem from in everything from the harmonic structure to the timbres of the vocals: however, the songwriting on this album rarely scales the same heights. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is the clear standout, documenting the end of a relationship with simple and unflinching honesty. Even the bizarre transition into its last movement with Spanish vocals can be forgiven on the strength of its earlier movements, and the ambition involved stitching all of it together. It may be greater than the sum of its parts, but it's an accomplished feat of songwriting with great impassioned vocals and guitar work. Despite being a great fan of Crosby's work with the Byrds, for me it's Stephen Stills who is the MVP here. As well as contributing "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", he turns in the single-ready "You Don't Have to Cry", another favourite for harmonies "Helplessly Hoping", and the lively, time-signature shifting closure "49 Bye Byes". These songs seem to encapsulate the best side of the band, feeling like a most complete vision of who they are: impeccable, close harmonies, ornamental trills and fills on acoustic guitar, soft brushed grooves. The bass is surprisingly melodic, too: worth a listen in several of the tracks to unpack. The other material here isn't quite at the same level, hop-scotching between light froth and mystic ballads. Graham Nash has fun with the inessential but catchy "Marrakesh Express" and also contributes some experimental reverse guitar in "Pre-Road Downs", sounding like he's coming from a different part of the 60s. Other than "Helplessly Hoping", the ballads here aren't my favourite. As much as I respect "Guinevere", it drags the pace down a little too much. "Lady of the Island" is even worse in all its saccharine declarations of love. It would have been nice to hear the band rock out and loosen up a little more, as in "Judy" and the decent "Wooden Ships", but at least they strike a good range of material that covers the leanings of each of the three members. On the whole this is a fun, light and breezy album by a promising group with nothing to prove. It could have benefited from being even breezier if some of the heavier ballads were cut back, and nothing else matches "Judy" for poignancy and musical expression. Looking forward to hearing more from them.

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harmonies

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Ah, melodies, oh, another melody, aah, Marakesh Express, oh, more melodies, I wonder if? Ah yes, a melody. Is it heretical to say the world would have lost nothing if this has been released as an EP?

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Was pleasant, 5/10

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If you’re into folk music this is a good album. Couldn’t listen to it on Spotify, but managed to find it on YouTube. Nice variety of easy going songs.

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Perfectly serviceable debut album from CSN but nothing to get the juices flowing, maybe Suite: Judy Blue Eyes aside. The competition shortcomings of Marrakesh Express and Guinevere, rendering them rather dull, will have you crying out for the later addition of Neil Young to the group.

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Pleasant soft rock. Not on Spotify. 3/5

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Cosa linda de escuchar. Me llevó por varios artistas posteriores, fui entendiendo que escucharon esto antes.

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Better than Nsync.

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It's a great album with some lovely harmonies and guitar playing, and a solid mix of folk and blues - Helplessly Hoping is a particularly gorgeous highlight. However it does feel like it's lacking a little something, especially after only recently hearing the more experimental approach by Crosby's other band on The Byrds' 'Younger Than Yesterday' which gave some really fascinating soundscapes

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Pretty good! More fun 60s stuff!

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Very good. 3.5

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This is not exactly my favorite genre of music (this kind of pure countryish rock) but isn't possible to deny the influence of this album on modern music. This is not essential to listen to it, but it makes me understand some things much better.

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Pretty decent. I'm not a super fan of these singer-songwriter records from the 70s like the group vocals, but this one definitely has some elements that feel contemporary. It's pretty on the ears and I like the stories of freedom and love. I like the more quieter moments than the soft rock songs on here.

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3/10, Rather forgettable, and did not stick with me in the slightest

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Melko laimeaa menoa alusta loppuun. Yksi hittibiisi osu korvaan

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old mall music. totally forgettable.

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Wooden Ships has a really nice vibe. Most of the rest of the album is ok but feels kinda overworked. It gives off a mostly calm feelings but the lyrics feel "meh" in general. Clearly the group has potential but I'm not certain why this album specifically was chosen.

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2.5

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booooooo! didn’t finish

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Caí en coma.

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Sin pena ni gloria

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wan't my cup of tea.

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Nope

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2

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Er is keuze uit 1001 platen, ik heb er 14 voorgeschoteld gekregen. In 3 daarvan zat David Crosby. Hoe groot is die kans? Overigens vind ik die samenzang nog steeds verschrikkelijk zoetsappig.

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Godsamme, heeft David Crosby aandelen in deze 1001-album-generator ofzo? Ik heb nou inmiddels wel genoeg zoetsappigheid gehoord.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: 49 Bye-Byes, Teach Your Children Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: People adore this? Hated this on first listen, extreme overdose of meh on second listen. Simply was not interesting to me. Sorry.

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I know how influential these guys were, but it still doesn't change the fact that I unfortunately found this to be pretty boring. Redeeming qualities, absolutely, but I wouldn't return to this Saved: Pre-Road Downs

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Not sure about this one. A bit dreary for me I think.

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Quite boring. Didn't do anything for me.

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Some beautiful lyrics, nice tunes, not really my bag though as a genre. Reminded me of Simon & garfunkel

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Not for me.

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Snooze. Sorry, just not my thing

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Couldn't really get into it. As a first time listener, I found nothing exceptional about this, apart from the bass, which was lovely.

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60s Belle & Sebastian

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Somewhere between okay, and good.

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Poor

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Generous 2. Most of this is hugely dull.

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zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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This album is okay. If you're into 60s folk stuff, you probably love it. It's just not my scene. But I didn't hate it either.

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First listen. I know a couple of the popular songs. The rest are new to me. CSN are great, but their sound is pretty dated now. Listening to that harmonizing on each song get's a little tired. Still an enjoyable album. 2/5

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“The wildness that should liberate great rock is so well-controlled that when it appears it seems to have been inserted just to prove the music is rock.”

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Really not my jam at all, sorry

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A limping foetus of an album.

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Normally this kind of stuff is right up my alley, but I've listened to this before and my thoughts are the same after listening again: it's pretty boring.

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Another typical ‘60s album. Nothing to groundbreaking but not unpleasant either. A few memorable songs but tbh mostly forgettable unfortunately. 3/10

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No es el estilo de musica que me gusta escuchar.

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Some of it's really nice for background listening but I'm not sure I'd put this on intentionally very often

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Late 60's Singer/Songwriter/Folk/Country/Hippie-Album. Nothing stands out. Quite boring. 2/5.

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nice enough. not one to go back to

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Some nice harmonies and decent songs. Annoying the album wasn't on Spotify so I had to put it on youtube where it didn't sound brilliant to me. Not especially memorable, I'm sure they've done better

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Always regarded Crosby, Stills & Nash's music rather boring and uninspiring, and guess what? Relistening to this album only made me more confident in my opinions.

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Prior to today I couldn't name a single song from this musical act. I knew they were pretty popular and revered and that Neil Young would later join them and that about covered it. Somehow I didn't know a single song or album title. Well I wasn't missing much. The whole thing came across as bland folk. They have fine harmonies and whatnot and it wasn't annoying level bad but I was not entertained by any of it. There was no standout. It just went on. Fortunately this album is relatively short. I don't think I will ever come back to this one.

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J’avais de grosses appréhensions négatives en voyant cet album. Finalement c’est beaucoup moins pire que je pensais. Pas mon bag, mais j’ai bien aimé les harmonies vocales qu’on retrouvait dans leurs groupes précédents. Ce côté me plaît, mais je le préfère avec un côté rock. Pas sûr que je vais y revenir par contre, mais cet album a sa place dans cette liste.

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Sympathique. Quétaine par moment.

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Favourite track was “Marrakesh Express”. Overall didn’t really enjoy, found it lacking excitement as there was any real attack to the music. Found the extreme left/right mixing where vocals only in 1 ear a bit difficult, but I always think this!

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It's just boring

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The group before Neil Young was added. Very folksy music and several of the songs are recognizable; however, I am not sure I would request to hear any of the songs again. The cover of Everyone's Talking was probably the best song but the original is still better. I didn't hate it but it was just there. It is a mid 2 but I will round down.

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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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No quise ni terminar de escucharlo

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Quién le bajo la barra tanto a esta lista?

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So straight away I have to say I’m not a huge fan of folk style music and/or the sound from the 70’s that this album is full of. So my hopes were not high when I got dealt this selection. My hopes sank even lower after each track I listened to even though I kept doing so objectively and without bias. It’s just not an exciting or enjoyable album at all in my opinion. Normally on a successful bands highest rating album there is at least one track you can admire and get a glimpse into why others like their music so much...I couldn’t even see a glimmer in any of these tracks.

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Smooth, but bland. Maybe they were better once Neil Young joined.

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Massively overrated. Uninteresting.

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ehhhh

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Mainstream of the 60s, nothing different and a bit sleepy. But works well as a lazy afternoon soundtrack.

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boring didnt finish :(

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....not for me. Sorry.

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chiant, et même pa sur spotify

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horrible hippy shit.

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Relaxing

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I feel like I'm inside a Goodwill

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