This is an interesting album for me. I'm on the record as being anti-Neil Young and yet here's the band that kind of launched Young's career and... it's good. Perhaps that's because Buffalo Springfield is better known as the precurser to Crosby, Stills & Nash (later to become Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). It's extremely folksy, a little bit rock, and overall just a chill record. I neither loved nor hated it. Was going to give it 4 stars but Neil Young barfed all over track 4 with a solo track (thereby negating the positive influence of Stephen Stills) that was pure crap. But THEN I hit track 6 (Hung Upside Down) which was really good (sick fuzz paired with bright, shimmery electric guitar tones.... so good) and then I hit track 8 (Good Time Boy) which was even better so it got back up to a 4 again.
Much too slow for me, nothing stands out or is that compelling. No more folk/psychedelic rock 2021
Excellent album - Bluebird is definitely one of my faves. Super cool 12-string and fuzz use with guitars and amazing harmony vocals.
In which Neil Young can't help but demolish his bandmates, such is the majesty of his talent. Not that their songs are bad. 'A Child's Claim to Fame' and 'Hung Upside Down' are ambitious and whimsical, but in the shadow of Young's tracks they look decidedly comfortable--happy to sit in a safe space. 'Good Time Boy' is the only song as assaultive as Young's, but its ersatz Redding vibe--complete with The American Soul Train horn section--makes it look a little feeble in comparison. Young, meanwhile, pumps his guitar, wrings the neck of mystical lyricism, and pays homage to nothing and nobody. On 'Expecting to Fly', he slows down to stand god-like beside his peers, the strings and marching drums like a chorus of angels surrounding him. As ever, he sounds like he's singing out of the back of his head. As ever, it's eerily beautiful.
Ein wenig einschläfernd
“Buffalo Springfield Again” by Buffalo Springfield (1967) One of the more interesting results of this project of seriously listening to a random album each day is that sometimes I discover that the music of my youth is not as good as I thought it was. This album is an example. Buffalo Springfield, featuring the great Stephen Stills and the even greater Neil Young, was not a uniformly excellent band. This album (lacking any cohesive unity) has some songs that shouldn’t have made the cut. Don’t get me wrong; it’s good. It’s just not that good. The songs that were not included on later compilation albums (“Retrospective” and Young’s “Decade”) were omitted for good reason. These less than stellar tracks roughly coincide with the list of those written and sung by Richie Furay (“A Child’s Claim to Fame”, “Sad Memory”, and “Good Time Boy”), plus the Stills songs “Everydays” and “Hung Upside Down”. They just don’t fly. Why are these tracks only ‘okay’? In my view, the use of rhyme is contrived; themes lack passion; and performance imperfections are right up front and uncompensated. They were operating outside their comfort zone. If this album were played at a party in 1968 (stoned or not) these weaker songs would provide opportunity for a bathroom break, or arranging one’s ride home, sooner rather than later. Now the good stuff on this album (“Mr. Soul”, “Expecting to Fly”, “Bluebird”, “Rock & Roll Woman”, and “Broken Arrow”) is very good indeed—approaching classic status. But I just don’t want young people seriously listening to form the impression that fans of Stills and Young (like me) are completely crazy, even if we used to be. 3/5
3.9 - I found this album tough to rate. I listened to it 3 times this week and I'm still not quite confident in my assessment. Of its 10 tracks, I think the first 7 feel the most polished and coherent. Taken by themselves, these tracks are amazingly accomplished. "Bluebird" sounds more like a mini-symphony in 3 movements, clocking in under 5 minutes. "Mr. Soul" shows great swagger and hard rock sensibilities. "Expecting to Fly" is cinematic and ethereal with swells of string and brass, set off by Neil Young's breathy tenor. The acoustic solo breakdown in the middle of "Bluebird" rocks hard. Along the way, they cram in so many subtle flourishes, and interesting sounds. The album ends on a lull. "Good Time Boy" is an exercise in white soul that falls flat. "Rock & Roll Woman" is all cliché. "Broken Arrow" contains great promise as another opus of several movements but doesn't quite come together. What I also miss is a true standout hit to help anchor me.
It was alright. More folky than psychy. 5/10
This is...really good? Even if, pervert that I am, I prefer the version of 'Mr Soul' that appears on Neil Young's lamented electro-rock album Trans. How did they get away with that 'Satisfaction' riff though? And were Sam & Dave's legal team sniffing about when they heard 'Goodtime Boy'? No matter though, there's great variety here and all of it sounds fantastic. Good playing, interesting arrangement choices, some superb vocal performances. I went into this thinking it would be all quite fey and folksy, and I've been roundly disabused of that notion. Might buy this in a physical format.
Fantastic album, love Neil Young
Es ist erkennbar die Quelle von vielen was ich an NY liebe und mittlerweile auch hasse. Die Liebe überwiegt
Expected it to not be that great but wow it really surprised me. All really good. 5 stars easily.
The only thing that wrong with this is that I can’t rate it a 6 out of 5. Stupendous album.
Sempre necessário escutar Neil Young.
I've never heard this record before but I'll listen again...on acid, mannnnnnn! Seriously though, I'll listen again. The record starts at 100 mph. Vocals within a few seconds of the music starting. And those fuzzy psychedelic leads are my jam. Adding the backdrop of bouncing basslines is so good. I love Neil Young and he makes this band for me. There is a lot of variety too. From psych-rockers to country ballads. I like that. Clear that this band was a super group that helped launch a handful of solo careers. David Crosby has a nice voice but he's insufferable. Highlights: "Mr. Soul" is a great first track; harmonies on "Everydays;" The orchestral arrangements on "Expecting to Fly;" The freeform nature (and heavy/excellent acoustic guitar compression) on "Bluebird;" "Hung Upside Down" has a great drowsy summer feel; I feel like I could write something about every song. So, maybe the whole record is a highlight. Yeah, that sounds great. EXTRA NOTE: So far, this record has been the best pleasant surprise for me.
great album neil!
Quote impressed with this album. Never listened to it, though it has two CSNY members in it. Quote eclectic, it ranges from Neil Young rock to Steven Stills rock, to folk, to country, to epic to R&B. Also has a good mix and sounds great. Mostly 5s. A couple 4s. 5.
Awesome never knew the name before but loved the guitar and drums and recognized Broken Arrow. Would definitely want to give another listen.
This was great, it's exactly what I loved about the Stephen Stills album and what I often missed in Neil Young's Solo albums: the edge, provided by the guitar and riffs that were probably provided by Stills. It's a perfect length album with a wide array of songs, slow, mid tempo, fast, quiet, heavier. It's easy listening with a rock edge, what's not to love
4.5/5. Actually noticeable musical inspirations, and good flow. Kinda slept on Bud Spring ngl
Absolutely loved it!
Wonderful. Some dull moments, but otherwise great, low-key, well-performed.
This album was dope, it was truly all over the place. Some songs make me want to frolic and be barefoot, some make me wanna boogie, and some make wanna sob (expecting to fly, specifically). I think the order of this album flowed really nicely too. 9/10
Again it this album really isn’t for me, however some of the songs were quite upbeat which I liked. Even though I favored the upbeat songs more, my favorite song of the bunch is Sad Memory. The lyrics for the songs are quite beautiful and the soft strumming of the guitar fits beautifully.
7/10 FT: sad Memory
Very nice and I liked it
Es un disco muy agradable Y fácil de escuchar. Diría que incluso es un poco corto, y deja con ganas de escuchar más. Algo que me llamó la atención del disco y del grupo es que las canciones son muy diversas, desde el rock hasta el jazz y quizá un poquito de folk. Todas las canciones muy bien ejecutadas. Este es otro caso de esos grupos que por alguna razón no son tan populares (no en México al menos), a pesar de haber hecho cosas interesantes. Noto similitudes con artistas como Roy Orbison o los BeeGees; sin duda hubo algo de influencia entre ellos.
Buffalo Springfield rips--I don't know why I've slept on them for so long. Maybe because everything the members went on to do--besides Young--tends to be pretty "sleepy"? CSN/CSNY is technically excellent, to be sure, but I'm not often in the mood for that "Saturday morning with a cup of coffee" sort of music. This album is great though! The closing track "Broken Arrow" doesn't quite hit for me, but it's ambitious in a Beatles-esqe way I find charming. Like an America "A Day In The Life". Less Albert Hall, more Nashville Skyline.
3.5| Cada canción creo que suena mucho a quién la compuso (en orden de aparición): Diamond (3 canciones) las de mejor lírica; Furray (4 canciones) las más 'normales' en cuanto música y letra, las más fáciles de digerir; Stills (3 canciones) las más complicadas, raras, tediosas, experimentales o que al menos me gustaron menos. 3.5 que sube a 4 porque me parece bastante bueno el disco pese a 3 canciones que de plano no me gustaron. Mr Soul y Broken Arrown me dejaron pensando que si a Young no le gustaba ser famoso, pues lo hubiera dejado de ser y ya. Dato curioso: Bluebird perdió mi atención y pensé que ya había empezado Hung Upside Down, pero era el final de Bluebird. Songs: Mr Soul, A Child's Claim to Fame, Rock & Roll Woman, Broken Arrow
It sounded like everything that came before it and everything that came after it. Most of it sounded like if the singing of The Beatles met the guitar of The Rolling Stones. But overall very pleasant and I liked the genre of music that it was a part of. Would definitely listen to again on my own even though no songs really really stood out to me.
3.5 | Disco muy interesante, de Buffalo Springfield realmente sabía más sobre su importancia que por su música (junto con The Byrds los verdaderos orígenes de la ola folk y por ser semillero de Neil Young y Stephen Stills). Escuche el disco a ciegas y no hay otra forma de decirlo, no tiene cohesión ni se siente como un trabajo con una visión o idea. Después al leer me di cuenta que en efecto cada quien al parecer escribió sus canciones por su lado y desde ese tiempo ya como banda tenían muchos problemas. Curiosamente las tres canciones escritas por Richie Furay, sin saberlo de inicio, me parecieron totalmente olvidables y de sobra (en especial Sad Memory que tiene una letra pendeja de amor idiota con nivel de niño de secundaria que tiene su primera novia). Curiosamente también, o quizá no tanto, Richie Furay fue quien no despunto a nada posterior a la disolución de la banda. Sobre las otras canciones abriendo con Young y un blues maravilloso que recuerda a los Rolling pasando a folk, rock, psicodelia... solos realmente deliciosos y cerrando con Young de nuevo y Broken Arrow con un experimento entre estilos, en vivo y estudio muy al estilo Beatles. Las canciones de Stills destacan por su música más, las de Neil Young por sus letras y las de Furay... mejor saltárselas. Me parece que tanto Neil Young solo como Crosby Stills Nash fueron mejores proyectos pero aun así, e incluso con la falta de cohesión y sintiéndose más como un Greatest Hits que un album con sentido propio, e incluso con esas 3 canciones malas, el disco es excelente.
Nice folk rock song. Good jumping off point for similar songs
Started off strong and I was thinking "easy 4!" but the back half sagged and brought it down to a 3.5. I'll still give it a 4 overall, but its just squeaking by.
couple interesting tracks and good. would listen again
A really great album for listening through and through. Without singles, but just good stuff. A copy on vinyl would possibly be desirable. Certainly return back for another listen.
Another album that reminded me of the albums my parents used to play. Really enjoy Stills and Young without listening to them too much so was good to hear. 3.5 rounded up.
Enjoyed this album
Calm upbeat folky rock
This and Jefferson Airplane have really just confirmed that I'm into psychedelic rock. I really should learn more about this era. Like I had no idea that Neil Young and Stephen Stills was in Buffalo Springfield.
Erstmalig gehört! Aber super album!
Yay, finally, dadrock. No excessive guitars.
really liked the diverse voices and folk sounding music. Will listen to again.
This album is cool!
Actually a good album. Some just weren’t my style but other than that a solid record
Unreal walking bass on Everydays. Goes for a walk then chills for a while. Great acoustic fingerstyle solo on bluebird. Love the bass tone on Hung Upside Down. Some songs come and go without leaving much of an impression, Sad Memory particularly Broken Arrow is amazing, even if I don't fully get what he's talking about. Great song writing and imagery. Overall some high highs and no real dud tracks. Only one that I don't love is Sad Memory.
About as 60s as it gets, but in a good way
One of the best blues albums
Oooooh I have to thank Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for this Album. I get so emotional when seeing the movie, and also hearing this Album.
All good and certainly the scratch for that classic hippie era itch. To me the Neil Young songs are just on a higher level to the rest.
Good production and great, compact jamming. Many good musicians jamming together. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Expecting to Fly, Bluebird
This was hugely entertaining and will listen to again
Young Neil + Stephen Stills = Less refined CSN&Y magic
A little too out there, but flashes of brilliance
SOOO good, experimental 70s masterpiece
Goood. Liked one song in particular
1967 Genre: Folk rock; psychedelic rock; hard rock;
This was alright.
Band's second album. Folk rock / psychedelic rock with a bit of country. Released in 1967 by Atco.
Perfectly formed psych-folk-pop.
Better than I thought it'd be. I only knew "For What It's Worth" before this album, I've learned they have quite a variety of sounds. Worth the listen.
TIL Buffalo Springfield was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California by Canadian musicians Neil Young, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin and American musicians Stephen Stills and Richie Furay.
4/5. it's damn good, I want to give it 4.5
A joy to listen to.
Of course I recognise the genius of For What It's Worth but I knew little else from BS. And what a revelation this was didn't expect such a wide variation of styles whilst still epitomising mid-60's music.
A simple elegance to this album, easy listening, nothing fancy.
A good example of the emerging country/folk/rock inflected Laurel Canyon sound. This album was pleasant enough, but nothing about it really sticks with me. If anything, it's an interesting look into the careers of Neil Young and Stephen Stills before they became famous in their own right.
Great album with a lot of variety to it. Starts off with Mr. Soul that has a good rock beat to it with Neil Young signing. Bluebird/Rock and Roll Woman are great and I love Good Time Boy (R&B feeling to it). If I could give it a nine I would out of 10. 4 because there are a couple songs that are a bit weak.
The best Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young that I've seen on this list until now. This is not absolutely perfect for me, but it's a kind of rock n' roll that I like very much. Rock, Country, and Blues at the exact level.
Never heard all of the tracks on this album before. It's excellent.
This album is like the bridge between folk and psychedelica without being a blend of the two. I don't know if that makes sense to anybody else. Best track: Hung Upside Down
First time listening to this album, really enjoyed it. Not all songs but some great ones on there. Would listen to again.
With the exception of Mr. Soul, this was all new to me and I really liked it.
I really dig it
Picos altos seguidos canciones que bajonean. Al final en promedio resulta un buen disco, muy disfrutable.
Great 60s album
Psychedelic country and folk rock
Très bon old school rock'n'roll. L'album s'écoute très bien et la présence de Neil Young dans le band vient clairement rajouter quelque chose.
veisla maður mjög sáttur með þetta, uppáhalds lagið mitt er Sad Memory, ahh, verð víst að gefa enn eina 4-star einkunn... því miður ekki alveg fimma
So much Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on here! I did enjoy this one though. Lots of variety: horns, organ, woodwind as well as the folky guitar rock I was expecting. Better that The Byrds for sure.
Buffalo Springfield was most notable for helping launch Neil Young's career. Buffalo Springfield Again is without doubt a very good album, though Young's contributions were kind of minimal with two of his tracks recorded solo, but it does contain one of Young's great tracks, Mr. Soul. To not take away the contribution of the other members of the band, the record suffers from inconsistency and wasn't quite as great as I remember. That being said, this is an important piece of 60's rock history that is the beginnings of something greater (CSN&Y and Neil solo), that can't be denied.
Country rock usually doesn't resonate with me as much, but this album is super great! There are a lot of varied influences. The album flows well but each song manages to sound distinct. It has aged well. Favorites: Expecting to Fly, Bluebird, Sad Memory, Broken Arrow
This album holds remarquably well after all those years.
I will always listen to anything with Neil Young. I have listened to Buffalo Springfield before but I don't think I've heard this album much before.
To be completed
Great album with some really good tracks on this one. The second album from The Buffs, Love "Mr Soul" With Neil Youngs searing vocals. "Bluebird" "Rock & Roll Woman" and "Broken Arrow" all favourites. Complex songs developed (Of Course influenced by the Beatles, but then again who wasn't in 1967!) by the whole band. great album rightfully in this list in my opinion.
Short but great experience
Quite excellent stuff there.
Way more varied stylistically than I expected it to be with mixed results...sometimes within the same song. There was one jazz style song that I'm listening to and thinking well this sounds kinda lame and not very Interesting, then the sax solo kicks in and wow, the song takes off. That's a microcosm of the album, moments of brilliance and ordinary moments of ordinary meh. But the high moments are enough to give this a pretty good rating. 3.75 🌟
Its ok, but nothing new for me
Pretty good. Not quite great but I enjoyed a number of these songs, Broken Arrow in particular. Some of the songs were just there, not bad but not particularly good. I'd give it a 3.5 if I had the option. Bumping to 4 because it's better than a number of 3's that I've given.
strong 80/100 mr soul makes u so excited to start the album. like ok...lets get into it. she said youre strange but dont change and i let her a childs claim to fame- u can so distinctly feel that change in style its almost abrasive. mr soul is so neil young and this one is so richie furay. everydays- and this one is stills. doesnt it feel super obvious theyre all written by different people? i love that synth or single long droning chord thats playing in the background of this entire song. It really completes the monotonous message, "well well well, another day" that same chord playing. bluebird- "do you think she loves you? do you think at all?" drones out into funky acoustic and electric guitar combo. thats sick. then the last part of the song just goes into the banjo lol sad memory- i really love the acoustic and electric guitar together i dont like dewey martins vocals on good time boy but i do like that saxophone rock and roll woman is a great song i love the guitar melody its almost pop overall i really enjoyed listening to this all day. the cover art is cool, the dueling guitars are great. i feel like you can really tell that there were a lot of strong minded people in this band though that wanted to take it their own direction. makes the album feel less cohesive together even though i independently like most of the songs here. great music! i wanna roll down a hill to it.
I love the first and last tracks on this album. Mr. Soul sounded maybe 30 years ahead of its time. Broken Arrow seems to be about a country in trouble and the pitfalls of the American Dream which feels relevant (maybe? I need to re-listen. Just felt like there was a lot of depth there). I love records that experiment with different genres but they can also be hit and miss. Some of the stuff didn't age that well (Good Time Boy) and there was one too many "birds as metaphors" lyrics. Still, lots of beautiful strings, harmonies and pretty moments throughout. Also I like Neil Young, so I was into pretty much all of his stuff.
never listened to buffalo springfield before, was really happy with it. listened to it while grocery shopping felt like a soundtrack. added mr soul to my current playlist, so overall very happy. will continue to listen to this album
I have the first album of Buffalo Springfield with "For What It's Worth." They had released the album and then Stills had written "For What It's Worth It" and the record company was all "Holy crap put that song on the record you numbskulls!" That song is better than any of the stuff on the first album. The second album is much better by leaps and bounds. They knew a lot more about what they were doing. It's too bad things were already falling apart, because this album was really good. I mean yes, it's very 60s, but not as dated as The Mamas and The Papas. And "Mr. Soul" is such a good song. "Stick around for the clown who is sick does a trick of disaster, for the race of my face and my head is moving much faster..." Such a great lyrical turn by Neil Young. I had never heard the original version of "Everydays," just Yes covering it. So it was interesting to hear the original finally. You can really tell the difference in the songs by writer, which tells you how the band is pulling apart a bit. There's no cohesion, you know? I will have to listen to the third album of theirs, but I suspect this is the best one of all three of them.
Some really high highs here but a couple of misses as well
Was gonna give this a 2 on first listen; on listen 4, i am sufficiently Buffalo Springfieldpilled.
Again and again. Solid
Pleasantly surprised at the range on this album. Expected most folk rock but there was a nice mix of some harder (Mr. Soul, Hung Upside Down) and bluesy (Good Time Boy) cuts. Song structure on Broken Arrow really interesting. Standout: Bluebird
Mr. Soul and Broken Arrow...two of my favorite Neil Young songs. The rest is not bad. Bluebird is cool, so is Hung Upside Down, Rock n Roll Woman.
Hi 2s for this one. I'll give it a 3 as it's nearly there and shouldn't be in the same bracket as Surrealistic Pillow, which was definitely a 2. 2.8/5 (but rate 3).
Good would listen again but not amazing.
This album definitely has some cool elements in terms of the instrument effects and some of the production work, but overall it leaves me feeling a bit flat. Not bad, but not really enjoyable either. I feel like this is my experience with every Neil Young album. Also, is Neil Young still alive? I could easily look it up, but I really don't care that much 3/5
A real good time, with songs reminding me of Rolling Stones, Flaming Lips, it feels energetic and wild and fun.
country rock fica melhor sem o country (por isso que os ingleses são melhores nisso)
Better than the byrds
Couple of fun songs at the start and end, but a decidedly mediocre album overall.
3.5 | Muy interesante reflejo de las distintas caras del sonido sesentero. A veces a mi gusto las armonías vocales son demasiado melosas y dulces (como en Expecting to Fly) pero se compensa muy bien con momentos mas groovies o con más personalidad como el de Bluebird.
Sounds like 1960s
Lovely stuff. Not my words, but the words of Shakin Stevens.
samanlaista perusnäppärää rokkia kuin tältä aikakaudelta muutkin
Country suave con melodías conseguidas
Sparkling pop record with a couple of awesome songs, Mr. Soul and Broken Arrow; two really strong ones, Bluebird and Expecting to Fly, and rest a bit of r&b, psychedelic pop and some filler
Much worse than I was expecting, and it’s a highly rated LP ? There are moments, and the first track “Mr Soul” has a cool vibe that I’ve heard before - pretty sure that it has been sampled/copied with much success. Other than that, 😐
Nice Sunday breakfast music. Whole family enjoyed it too. Always a win mate.
some nice quiet tunes like sad memory, nothing too offensive but nothing amazing. might revisit again
Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Everydays, Expecting to Fly, Hung Upside Down, Sad Memory, Broken Arrow Cutting Edge: Bluebird, Rock & Roll Woman Overall Notes: Sounds like one of those bands where they influenced a lot of others, but in retrospective they kinda blend in with the rest. They also don't really sound like a band but rather a collection of songs that people decided to put together under the "Buffalo Springfield" name. The songs are pretty good as a whole, but not very cohesive. The similarities between Mr. Soul and I Can't Get No Satisfaction just make me want to listen to the original than this quasi-cover. 3.5 rounded to a 3 despite the large number of songs saved because I feel like other songs/bands ended up doing this stuff better, including Neil Young himself. Good songs, but not the greatest 'album'.
eh. 3 star.
Very pleasant US folk-rock album. The biggest issue is that it's simply not more than that. It's nice background listening during work. But there are no standout songs and nothing about the album to make it truly interesting in any way. Solid 3.5 for the music, rounded down to 3 for being so forgettable.
Of its time. A bit Sergeant Peppery in places
Expecting to fly what a vibe its ok not exactly my thing (esp the beginning) but the end was ok
cool album. best track is sad memory.
I like some of the songs by Buffalo Springfield, however I haven't heard any from this album before. It was fun to listen to, but I didn't find any new great songs. Classic rock album from the late 60's and the counter-culture era!
"Everydays" might be the only track that sounded familiar to me. I'm not sure if I've heard "Bluebird" before or if it just sounds like Buffalo Springfield. I like Buffalo Springfield in general. This album sounds good enough.
Standard fare folk rock. Not my fave but not horrible.
Boring aside from the Neil young songs
Nice morning listen. It’s a vibe.
Lots of great old schoold vibes in the mixing, especially with the hard panning of drums and the nakedness of the acoustic guitars. Rhythms have fallen out of fashion quite a lot which makes them refreshing to hear. Song compositions are also left behind but they have a natural feel to them. Vocals are amazing, lush harmonies and great lead lines
Nothing particularly interesting, but nothing to complain about either.
Psychedelic Folk Rock. Favourite song was Broken Arrow. Ok.
Alright album, a couple of songs brought it up to a three
Cool. Not really memorable for me.
It's a solid album overall but it does lack a track as anthemic as For What It's Worth. It does also begin the trend of 'Neil Young is a bastard to work with'
Not as many bangers as I would've expected from this group. Oh well
A slightly above average rock album. It doesn’t seem to special compared to all the music that has come out since but for a mid 60s album with such big names it has significance. 6.7/10
Close to a 4* for me, but not quite
A nice album that wavers between forgettable and classic. I prefer the folkier tracks. Wouldn't skip any of these if they came up on rotation, but probably wouldn't seek them out.
Ok, not as good as Dusty Springfield or Springfield from the Simpsons.
i had far more tolerance for this than i thought i would. 50/50 cuntry ballads and weird shit.
Starts well but then grows a bit tiresome after a few songs. It's not bad but nothing particularly great either. There are definitively better 60s albums out there.
I'm not sure if I should be embarrassed to admit that I'd never listened to Buffalo Springfield before (at least not knowingly) - but I dug it. It's like a nice little combo of everything the 60s had to offer - a little British invasion, a little hippie folk, a little country-western, a little jazz/blues. You can definitely pick up the evolving CSNY vibe, and a few of the tracks reminded me of the Allman Brothers a little bit. In that sense, I think I liked every song, but they didn't really seem to fit together. Hung Upside Down was probably my favorite. Good Time Boy gets an honorable mention.
Sounds like they were ahead of their times - hard to believe that's an album from 60s. "Mr. Soul" and "Good Time Boy" - best songs of that album.
average. a couple famous riffs I had no clue before where they came from.
i mean it’s alright
Rimelig blandet landhandel. Umiddelbart godt men lidt rodet udtryk... Skulle tro det var en opsamling
A good acoustic album that would be best suited on quiet day walks and drives. I'm amazed by the talent of future folk/country stars like Young and Stills. I particularly enjoyed the use of melodic acoustic guitars throughout and enjoyed the banjo in Bluebird. Liked 6 out of the 10 songs.
Pretty enough, like most CS&N (&Y).
Very Good. Easy listen. 3/5
An album that shows the genius behind Stephen Stills and Neil Young. Why? Because Richie Furay's songs suck. For reference, he wrote "A Child's Claim to Fame", "Sad Memory", and "Good Time Boy"... awful songs. "Everydays" and "Hung Upside Down" are ok songs by Stills, but they're pretty weak, and my appeal is mostly to their unique sound: the jazz in the former, and the psychedelic fuzz in the latter. Now that the weak ones are out of the way, the other half of the songs are pretty solid. Stills really killed it with psychedelic rock "Bluebird" and "Rock and Roll Woman" which are the catchiest and appeal to a pop album. But the star is Neil Young as always. Starts off with a blues banger "Mr. Soul." For his other two songs, I noticed that in most cases, the highly experimental psychedelic sounds fall flat. But not here. "Expecting to Fly" and "Broken Arrow" are really well crafted and fit right in with the rest of the album. The former is highly structured while the latter has these really interesting transitions that somehow work. So glad that they're dispersed so I always have something to forward to between the bad songs.
Pretty middle of the road album. Some solid work, though absent of any unified POV.
In 2021 there would be a Springfield x Springfield collab album with Buffalo and Dusty called Dusty Buffalo and it would be dope. In 1967 this album sounds like a band that's not getting along, but it works. Feels like individuals writing and recording their own stuff. Stills does Stills. Neil is in some Moody Blues territory, and takes a big swing for Sgt Pepper country on the final track. I don't know who else is in Buffalo but one of them decided a stiff R&B number was a good move. Cool scattered album. B+
Just ok. 2.7 until Rock and Roll Women then we bump'r up to 3.3
Sometimes a bit to white male 70s rock for my taste. Highlight Tracks: 4, 6, 7, 8
Neil young is in a lot of bands
Fine. Some good tunes once you get past the boomer nostalgia hagiography.
Me ha gustado mucho la canción 'A Child's Claim to Fame' En 'Everydays' hay un detalle de un "raaaangggg" de guitarra que parece separar una parte de otra, siendo el piano el encargado de abrir el siguiente acto. Si fuera una canción de los Beatles, habría un sitar.
Really nice folk rock songs. Buffalo Springfield will always go down in the books for their contributions during the 60's (and the members' later fame), but on it's own the album still hits a sweet spot.
Pretty ok classic folksy rock
I'm a big Neil Young fan but I haven't really spent much time with Buffalo Springfield aside from the obvious (For What It's Worth). I liked this but I found this it to be a bit uneven and sometimes a bit slow for my tastes. Some fun fuzz tones on this record though. I like the sort of Rolling Stones vibe of Mr. Soul (seems like it's clearly a homage, if not outright copy of Satisfaction). The more country rock songs (mostly the Still songs with shades of what was to come with CSN) were less interesting to me. A few of the Furay songs (Good Time Boy for example with some nice raspy vocals) were pretty good - I wasn't familiar with him.
I was excited to see this, as I’ve heard often about it. But I’m pretty underwhelmed. Maybe a victim of expectations. Glad to hear the origins of later talented stuff though, so there’s that.
3/5 not interesting enough, but still ok.
There weren't any real stand out songs on the album, but after it finished, spotify turned into a really awesome playlist that we listened to for the rest of the night so I guess I like the genre a lot. Album cover was very cool.
Doesn’t really get me going. Lots of talent here but the album just doesn’t have the songs or a particularly great sound to make this amazing. At least from the year 2021.
A soft sort of backyard Beatles. Easy to listen to, but nothing dragging me back
Wasn't sure what to expect, was thinking this would be like the Carpenter's going off of the album art. Mr. Soul is instantly recognizable, hippie music. The album seems a bit all over the place, lots of different styles and sounds throughout. Each song is very unique, they all definitely have the 70s vibe (though this was a late 60s album). After reading some other reviews I can't believe I didn't realize this was Young and Stills pre-CSNY days.
Country/folk/bluegrass/rock, I think. Super 60's (like always, jesus this thing loves the 60s)
Stills and Young, usually doesn't get much better. Has good tracks but as an album it isn't as good as the sum of its parts
A pleasant collection of songs. Didn't realise this was the band that Neil Young started in. Not up to the standard of his later work, but hints at what's to come. 3/5.
With the exception of "for what it's worth" I think Buffalo Springfield is most notable for what came after it disbanded.....Neil Young''s solo career and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Interesting to hear Neil Young and the others so early in their careers.
A solid 60s album, but otherwise uneventful. It is difficult not to look at music during this era as maybe statement pieces or written as a cling to relevance. This rating was written prior to looking up who Buffalo Springfield was, and that in itself was a revelation. Nevertheless, let us talk about Buffalo Springfield Again. Uneventful, not very compelling outside of initial curiosity. There are those who think that albums are stories to tell, and for some that may be true, but for the most part it would seem that to truly understand Buffalo Springfield, their story needed to be a bit more linear. Solid album by a 60s band, great for the background or on a porch with a beverage and a smoke.
started out strong, disliked it more as it got slower 3.3
Good rock stuff
This was pleasant, but not very memorable for me.
A good album. Don't think I've ever heard of this band before. Favorite Songs: Mr. Soul, Sad Memory, Good Time Boy
Alright, not bad
ok some good tunes
good opener, rest was mid
There are some brilliant bits on this album but it definitely flags in the second half. It also feels quite long, given it’s not even 40 minutes, which isn’t a great sign.
More Crosby Stills Nash and Young. No thanks.
I love a bunch of stuff that most of these Guys would go on to make but I found this boring
60s rock with a steady beat.
Genre-hopping from psychedelia, country, rock, folk, blues and soul. Structural experimentation in the last Neil Young-ish track.
"Buffalo Springfield Again" it's an ok album by a pioneering band, with good songs like "Mr. Soul" and "Bluebird", that showed that Neil Young and Stephen Stills were great up and coming composers, but overall the album has an uninspired instrumentation that sometimes sounds empty, but not in a good and celebrated folk rock style. Not the best Buffalo Springfield album.
More Neil please
Everytime I think of Buffalo Springfield, I confuse them with Dusty Springfield - who made the song that Cypress Hill sampled for Hits From the Bong. Needless to say, I had unfair expectations for this album. But despite this album not featuring anything close to Hits From the Bong, it was cool anyways
I liked the contrast between the soft soothing voice and the shredding guitar. Favorite songs - Mr soul, Bluebird, Good time boy
Solid album for easy listening. Nothing stand-out brilliant but nice overall.
Ugh can i get out of the 60s yet? Its a decade that I cant seem to hate but also cant seem to wholly love. Honestly every song has this mid tempo genre soup with that one overdrive guitar sound. the mixes are great on this album.
Belting bit of 60s. And it is a bit, too - 34 minutes or so. Good to hear early Neil Young and Stephen Stills who tend to stand out.
As his other album, it's ok
Some pleasant folk, not the best of this genre we've had.
6/10. Not memorable, but pleasant
Wavers in and out of not really being my thing.
I'm in general a fan of this kind of music, and there's some good stuff on here: I like the folky ending of Bluebird for example. But a lot of this is kind of unmemorable, and not really all that amzing.
I wanted to like this more, but in the end it was just “fine”.
Fine to listen to but nothing stands out
I listened to this whole album and only noticed that it was Neil Young about 2 minutes from the end. I would like to give it another try, because I kept getting distracted and tuning out. I think that might be more my fault than the album's though. For now, it's a 3/5 for being pleasant but not commanding my attention.
The songs with Neil Young singing are my least favourite part (also, today I learned that Neil Young was in Buffalo Springfield). The more guitar-driven songs (i.e., Bluebird) suit my tastes nicely.
Great opener in Mr. Soul, then just fine from that point on. Bluebird was an exception; some great guitarwork in there across a few different tempos. Good Time Boy had a different feel (like something bluesy you'd hear by Traffic). The album is a solid but unspectacular listen.
The weakest of his albums
Pretty good. Like country rock
Love it! 60’s psychedelic rock. And with Neil Young
It's not For What It's Worth but it's alright.
Some nice, cruisy 1967 West Coast rock, a pleasant vibe.
Just OK, which was sad as I really wanted it to be special.
This is right in that time period I don't want to hear any more of, but is completely "over-represented" in the list.... Ok, first song is alright, but after that it heads into folky country territory and doesn't really come back out. Sigh. They really need to trim all this shit out of later editions of the book. 2/5.
60’er Folk/country rock, Niel Young, album-rock
Usually I can dig old folks rock like this, but not a lot of this stuck with me, and in fact some of it wasn't very good at all, like that weird James Brown pastiche.
It's fine, mostly forgettable. No song as good as "For What It's Worth" though.
It was short! That’s pretty much all I got on this one. There was a fleeting moment with one song where Neil Young’s voice drew me in for a second, but the rest of it kinda just glossed over me. Wonder if The Simpsons ever made a Buffalo Shelbyville joke in an episode, hmm…
Nothing really grabbed me from this album. It was fine, but I didn’t think there were any tracks that made me sit up and listen. The lost listenable of all the psych rock albums we’ve had so far though.
Fine. Was on in the background so maybe didn’t give it enough of a chance, but it did nothing to grab my attention. Not offensive though
Explosive intro. Scared the shit out of me lol Mr.Soul sounds like the foundations of I Can't Get No Satisfaction, but the tone works well together. Vocally and with the instruments in general. But I think I hear some cutting going on with the distortion guitar? Not too sure. A Child's Claim To Fame, completely different group. Surely? Not even the same tone and feel as the first song. Was a bit off-putting, hearing distortion guitars one second, the next it's a country ballad. Hmmmm. Everydays - Live....a live performance midway through an album? Who decided that was okay? I mean, the tone still fits but the refinement is a little jumbled compared to the studio recorded tracks. Maybe I'm just too used to Live performances being counted as bonus tracks. I don't know... Expecting to Fly, another tone change. A very mellow ballad now. Continuing the country sound rather than the distortion. I've now come to terms with the fact I'm listening to a soft rock country album. But this is a very nicely put together song. Definitely one for the fluffer mix, or a stoner mix. Both moods work for this slow jam. Bluebird gives some energy back into the album now. Proper 60's sound coming off this song. Really using everything this song, all the guitars. Hung Upside Down; did they switch singers? And guitar pedals? I have so many questions about this album I will never get the answers to. Sad Memory; definitely the singer flexing them vocal chords. Basic songwriting at the least though, but consistent. Though the ending just happens; hm. Good Time Boy reinforces my question of asking if they keep switching lead singers. But it sounds more soulful this time around, than rocker or country. What is with all the change ups? Rock & Roll Woman; not too impressive. Sounds like a Beatles reject. But fits the tone of the album. Broken Arrow; not too sure what the hell is happening on this song. Is it a live performance or not? Why the inclusion of the crowd intro? And why couldn't I hear the vocals for the first part? This one is definitely a groaner. And wtf is up with the merry go round synthesizer? Overall, this album struggles to maintain a consistent tone and the songwriting is basic in my opinion. A few good songs here and there, but the lack of consistency makes this a miss for me. 2 stars.
Too much Boomer in this for me
Idk if it's just old but didn't really standout to me
It's exist I guess
It was OK. Not really vibing with these suggestions so far
Not really my vibe.
- fun country-esque energy - dreamy with engaging solos but no distinct hooks - muddy drums and vocals
If you like folksy Americana then you might get something out of this. Well performed , well written but merges into the genre.
Bit of a dirge compared to their first album. Don't think I'll be returning.
Meh. Wasn’t really doing it for me
Old Neil Young. 2nd song more Laurel Canyon sound (like it). Enjoyed the more country parts of the album, but overall very underwhelming. 2/5
Music by Americans for Americans
Not quite my tempo.
sure, man. sure.
A very folksy, psych rock, a very familiar sound, not sure if I've heard some of their tunes previously or if their sound has been replicated throughout time. Best: Bluebird Worst: Broken Arrow 2.5 Stars
I had high hopes for this album, but man... it was such a bore. I honestly had difficulty driving on my commute home because it was putting me to sleep.
A bit all-over-the-place, this seems like a choice for those who are already committed to their Neil Young fandom. Most of the songs are fine, but the listening experience is not that of an album.
Alright. The first song is pretty great, and its an important point in the development of Neil Youngs amazing career, but as an album its nothing special.
okay? i guess not very memorable
This album was pretty forgettable... very 70s sounding rock
Not my cup of tea
Apart from a couple of songs that stood out, the album was a little.. I don't want to say boring. It was still good to discover more from the band other than For What It's Worth.
Didn't gel too well with me.. couple of decent tracks (bluebird and broken arrow are pretty great) but the bits in-between are quite typical late 60s early 70s rock.
Þetta er voðalega týpísk late 60s köntrírokkplata með örlitlum hippafílingi. Ekkert sem stendur út úr restinni af slíkum plötum.
Sort of a snooze, which explains why Neil Young had to use crowd noise from a Beatles concert on the last song on the album. No way a crowd would be that excited at a Buffalo Springfield show.
Hi- Expecting to Fly, Good Time Boy (my old nickname) Lo- None, really Pretty nice, polite album that doesn't stand out in any meaningful way. Not entirely sure if its inclusion here is meant to expose this as some triumph, feat, illustration of influence. Every track is well crafted, none are jarring or offensive in any way, but still probably not something I would keep in regular rotation.
Suffering from an overdose of that sixties spirit
There were some good guitar parts, and I did enjoy parts of 'Broken Arrow'. But mostly this album didn't do it for me and I tuned out a lot of it.
The album is 30 minutes long and I struggled to get through it. I was familiar with this group but only because of For What It's Worth. Unfortunately that song is not on this album. The album does not have a consistent feel. It goes from folk to rock to soul and back. I did not care for it, but I will round up.
Didn't really care for this album. It felt like it was trying really hard to be super poignant and original, but it fell flat on my ears.
Edes spottarin mukaan isoimmat hitit ei kolahtanut millään tavalla. Teki mieli lopettaa kesken
Woke up tied up in the back of a van this morning. I'd been beaten and battered and had another man's semen dripping down my face, but the worst thing was that this album was playing. Absolute torture.
Nicht so meins