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Buffalo Springfield Again

Buffalo Springfield

1967

Buffalo Springfield Again

Album Summary

Buffalo Springfield Again is the second album by Buffalo Springfield, released on Atco Records in November 1967. It peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200. In 2003, the album was ranked number 188 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. The album was included in Robert Christgau's "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings—published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981)—and in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It was voted number 165 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums in 2000.

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Rating

3.22

Votes

5300

Genres

  • Rock
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

“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

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Thu Dec 17 2020
4

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.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
1

Much too slow for me, nothing stands out or is that compelling. No more folk/psychedelic rock 2021

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Tue Mar 02 2021
1

Shite

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

Excellent album - Bluebird is definitely one of my faves. Super cool 12-string and fuzz use with guitars and amazing harmony vocals.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

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.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

I've forgotten just how good some of these songs are: Mr. Soul--we all need to stand in front of the mirror and recite these lyrics. NY said it took 5 minutes to write, after a serious epilepsy attack, while in the hospital. He's a genius. Follows up/ends with the surreal Broken Arrow, in case you didn't get his message/theme the first time around. Haunting. Rock n Roll Woman--allegedly about Grace Slick, but really a metaphor for us all. Expecting to Fly: Once again: haunting, beautiful, can't believe there was so much infighting behind this album. Many more thoughts...I need more time with this one.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Ein wenig einschläfernd

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Wed Sep 01 2021
3

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.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
2

It was alright. More folky than psychy. 5/10

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Classic Young

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Fab

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

Fantastic album, love Neil Young

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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

Es ist erkennbar die Quelle von vielen was ich an NY liebe und mittlerweile auch hasse. Die Liebe überwiegt

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Expected it to not be that great but wow it really surprised me. All really good. 5 stars easily.

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Mon May 10 2021
5

The only thing that wrong with this is that I can’t rate it a 6 out of 5. Stupendous album.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Sempre necessário escutar Neil Young.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

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.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
5

great album neil!

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

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.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

Awesome never knew the name before but loved the guitar and drums and recognized Broken Arrow. Would definitely want to give another listen.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

4.5/5. Actually noticeable musical inspirations, and good flow. Kinda slept on Bud Spring ngl

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

Absolutely loved it!

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Wonderful. Some dull moments, but otherwise great, low-key, well-performed.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

Nice

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Thu May 12 2022
5

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

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Surprisingly better than expected. Not sure why I've always pushed this album aside. Everydays is fantastic!

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Awesome album. "Everydays" live version really stood out to me, will be listening to more Buffalo Springfield and checking out each members solo stuff. Didn't know Stills and Young were in it until reading the Spotify 'About' page.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
5

Very pretty album. Lyrically it is strong, musically it is strong. Variation between more electric songs and more folk songs. Excellent work.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
5

Glorious

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Tue Sep 15 2020
4

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.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

7/10 FT: sad Memory

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Very nice and I liked it

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Classic Americana

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

SO FUN!

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

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.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

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.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Nice folk rock song. Good jumping off point for similar songs

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

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.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

couple interesting tracks and good. would listen again

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

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.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
4

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.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
4

Enjoyed this album

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Calm upbeat folky rock

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

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.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Erstmalig gehört! Aber super album!

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Yay, finally, dadrock. No excessive guitars.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

really liked the diverse voices and folk sounding music. Will listen to again.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

This album is cool!

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Sun May 02 2021
4

Actually a good album. Some just weren’t my style but other than that a solid record

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Fri May 07 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

About as 60s as it gets, but in a good way

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

One of the best blues albums

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

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.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

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.

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Sun Aug 15 2021
4

Good production and great, compact jamming. Many good musicians jamming together. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Expecting to Fly, Bluebird

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

This was hugely entertaining and will listen to again

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Young Neil + Stephen Stills = Less refined CSN&Y magic

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

A little too out there, but flashes of brilliance

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

SOOO good, experimental 70s masterpiece

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Goood. Liked one song in particular

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

1967 Genre: Folk rock; psychedelic rock; hard rock;

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Bra bra

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

This was alright.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

Band's second album. Folk rock / psychedelic rock with a bit of country. Released in 1967 by Atco.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Perfectly formed psych-folk-pop.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

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.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

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.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

4/5. it's damn good, I want to give it 4.5

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

A joy to listen to.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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.

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

A simple elegance to this album, easy listening, nothing fancy.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

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.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

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.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

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.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

Never heard all of the tracks on this album before. It's excellent.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

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

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Decent album.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

First time listening to this album, really enjoyed it. Not all songs but some great ones on there. Would listen to again.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

With the exception of Mr. Soul, this was all new to me and I really liked it.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

I really dig it

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Picos altos seguidos canciones que bajonean. Al final en promedio resulta un buen disco, muy disfrutable.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Great 60s album

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

Psychedelic country and folk rock

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

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.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

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

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

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.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

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

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

This album holds remarquably well after all those years.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Enjoyable

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

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.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

To be completed

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

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.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Short but great experience

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

Quite excellent stuff there.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

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 🌟

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

04/14/22

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Its ok, but nothing new for me

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

8.8/10

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Fri May 06 2022
4

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.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

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.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

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.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

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

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Fri May 13 2022
4

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.

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Mon May 16 2022
4

Some really high highs here but a couple of misses as well

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

I think their self-titled album is better but this is a good one. Love some of the guitar, it's all very symbolic of that era.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

I actually well loved this. It was a fun mix of Beatles style/Neil Young I thought. The album was varied and distinguishable. Would listen again

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Nothing happening here

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Not all the songs are great for me, but overall it’s an enjoyable album to listen to

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

Muitas canções interessantes

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

It was ok. It’s nice hearing what prime were doing before they’re solo career.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

An interesting album in which Buffalo Springfield explore some different genres. The different styles keeps things kind of interesting. Though I never really liked the guitar sound of Mr. Soul, the album really picks up with the jazzy feel of Everydays. Learning to Fly is is a quite beautiful baroque pop song. And Bluebird has some gorgeous accoustic guitar. That ends with some very nice banjo. More baroque sounds with Sad Memory, this one not quite as successful. Things take another turn with a soulful Good Time Boy which could easily be mistaken for a Four Tops song. Sort of doesnt really belong to my ears however I do like it. The album finishes strong with two very good folk pop songs; Rock and Roll Woman and the beautiful Broken Arrow. All in all a fine album that doesn't quite rise to classic status for me. 4 🌟

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Neil Young's compositions ("Mr Soul", "Expecting To Fly" and "Broken Arrow" ) shine out the most on this one. "Mr Soul" is one of the Canadian songwriter's most distinctive tunes, and it's as great an opener as Stills' "For What It's Worth" was for the debut. By the way, Neil Young's other two renditions of the song (one for the unfairly maligned *Trans* album, and the other for his MTV Unplugged session) are both worth your time if you enjoy the original. As for the dreamy "Expecting To Fly", it surprisingly sounds like an outtake from *Harvest*, whereas the latter would only recorded a few years later--this familiarity probably stems from Jack Nitzsche's spatial production chops, that he would use again to great effects for Young's most famous LP. Amazing stuff. To conclude on Young's cuts, it must be pointed out that "Broken Arrow"'s off-kilter structure, with all its unpredictable interruptions, is certainly one-of-a-kind (what a great "meta" title for a tune, huh?). And yet as weird as the song's structure is, it's fascinating to hear how emotions seep through Young's performance, in spite of the stop-and-go nature of the song. So yeah, Neil Young's fans are in for a treat here. But as great as the tracks helmed by him are, everything else is pretty good too (especially Stills' "Bluebird" and "Hung Upside Down"). Richie Furay's tunes are less immediately striking, admittedly, but they remain interesting--and it's nice that Stills and Young left some room to his songs at least. This topsy-turvy nature of the record obviously resulted in a couple of shortcomings and other dead-ends (as far as Buffalo Springfield's album go, I always thought the debut was a more cohesive offering), but it's only a minor gripe from your humble servant here. Classic stuff. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 830 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory: 93 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 42 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 36

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

If the reputation is that the band barely talked to each other – that it was a bunch of solo songs and performances – then I suggest more bands take that approach. Some very good songs here ”– “Expecting to Fly” and “Broken Arrow” and “Everydays” and “Hung Upside Down." It wasn't hard to see how these guys would go on to do such great work.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

not my usual taste but lovely still

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Chill and nice !

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

This album had two different vibes; soft 60s fuzz rock and vietnam.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

… were it for one twangy song… A great 60’s soundtrack heralding the arrival of the counter culture.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

I know Mr. Soul, of course, and have heard Bluebird, but didn’t know it was Buffalo Springfield. While that’s clearly the band’s name, this sounds like a collection of songs from individuals. At least you can pick up on places where the band members back each other up, this set of songs lacks the cohesiveness of collaboration or anything like a shared vision. I expected to really prefer the Neil Young songs, and I do, but the Stephen Stills songs are surprisingly excellent. While nothing seems as powerful as Neil’s Broken Arrow, Rock and Roll Woman really lays the groundwork for what Stills would do with CSN in the years that followed. I was less excited about Richie Furay’s songs, in general.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Very good

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

A good groovy album. Just a nice album to sit around and vibe out to. It's better than their self titled, but it is a shame that "For What It's Worth" didn't make an appearance on the list. By far their best song of course. I don't know if it quite makes the bump to a 4 star for me, but if I put it there now I'll be more likely to listen again and give it another try.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

I really appreciate their exploratory folk rock formula, with a hint of experimentation. As I'm a huge Neil Young fan, this album inevitably has a special place in my heart, with the magnificent Broken Arrow as its conclusion. However, I have to admit, the album contains some fillers, so 4 stars.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Great classic folk rock.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

That was good, thanks.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

po muito maneiro!! amo um countryzao seria 4,5/5

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Neki dan sam površno slušao ovaj album, Mr. Soul je iskočila na shuffle jer sam više manje bio u tom psihodelijsko-ročnom moodu i odvelo me na ovaj, album. Lagan i folkičan, psihodeličan. Nije čista četvorka, ali bi moglo s vremenom doći na to mjesto, jednog dana, možda - pa zato dajem ipak. Dakle oko 3.7/5.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Ok

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Great mix of rock of the time. V psychedelic. Enjoyed the mix of live/studio

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

I'm finding more and more that I like the late 60s early 70s music way more than I realized. This albums continuing that trend. Good music. Wait I just looked up the band, and turns out it's Neil Young lol. Well there you go

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

It isn't my favorite genre but I don't hate it, this album also isn't the greatest thing but is good enough. This album is just some good music yo have in the background while doing other things

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Aural wallpaper, but nice wallpaper.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Dont know how I missed these guys until now. Great sound!

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Nice album, not super remarkable but feels good all the way through

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

This is definitely up my alley, musically. I listened to this about 1.5 times through and very much enjoyed it.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

Killer opening track, sets the tone for a great listening experience end to end. It's a cool, fun, classic rock album.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Solid classic rock album. I really like the early Neil Young songs. I found myself listening to this one multiple times throughout the day. Standout Tracks: Mr. Soul, A Child's Claim to Fame, Expecting to Fly, Good Time Boy, Broken Arrow

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Fun listen! recognized a lot of these songs but had never known who sang them!

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

It’s a lovely album with great arrangements and production - and while the songs are hippy fare - they are quite memorable. Enjoyed this one.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Good

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

I liked this album in the same way that I like the Moody Blues. It’s not music to get you pumped, but it’s a consistent album throughout with some really amazing moments

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

4.75 Had a blast with this album- really love the psych-rock mixed with folk/country-rock sound Standout Track: Broken Arrow is a fantastic closer!

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Sat Nov 26 2022
4

Knew very little apart from For What It's Worth, and whilst that's the standout the rest of the record is really good. Love the British influenced stuff in particular. Ace.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

Started out as very much not my taste, but then it got real bluesy and closed with Broken Arrow which had so much going on i can't call it my favorite. Good listen!

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Was gonna give this a 2 on first listen; on listen 4, i am sufficiently Buffalo Springfieldpilled.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Again and again. Solid

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

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

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Wed Dec 09 2020
3

3.5

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

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.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

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).

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

Good would listen again but not amazing.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

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

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Mon May 31 2021
3

A real good time, with songs reminding me of Rolling Stones, Flaming Lips, it feels energetic and wild and fun.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

country rock fica melhor sem o country (por isso que os ingleses são melhores nisso)

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Better than the byrds

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Couple of fun songs at the start and end, but a decidedly mediocre album overall.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

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.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Sounds like 1960s

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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

Lovely stuff. Not my words, but the words of Shakin Stevens.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

samanlaista perusnäppärää rokkia kuin tältä aikakaudelta muutkin

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Just fine.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Country suave con melodías conseguidas

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

false

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

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

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

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, 😐

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Sat Apr 03 2021
3

Nice Sunday breakfast music. Whole family enjoyed it too. Always a win mate.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

Muy bonito.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
3

some nice quiet tunes like sad memory, nothing too offensive but nothing amazing. might revisit again

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

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'.

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Wed May 26 2021
3

eh. 3 star.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

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.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

Of its time. A bit Sergeant Peppery in places

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Fri Mar 26 2021
3

Expecting to fly what a vibe its ok not exactly my thing (esp the beginning) but the end was ok

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

cool album. best track is sad memory.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

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!

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Sat Apr 10 2021
3

"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.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Standard fare folk rock. Not my fave but not horrible.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
3

Boring aside from the Neil young songs

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Nice morning listen. It’s a vibe.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

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

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Nothing particularly interesting, but nothing to complain about either.

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Psychedelic Folk Rock. Favourite song was Broken Arrow. Ok.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

Alright album, a couple of songs brought it up to a three

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Cool. Not really memorable for me.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

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'

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

Not as many bangers as I would've expected from this group. Oh well

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Sat Aug 07 2021
3

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

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Close to a 4* for me, but not quite

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

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.

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Sat Aug 21 2021
3

Ok, not as good as Dusty Springfield or Springfield from the Simpsons.

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Sat Aug 21 2021
3

i had far more tolerance for this than i thought i would. 50/50 cuntry ballads and weird shit.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

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.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
3

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.

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Sat Sep 18 2021
3

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.

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