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Posted October 1, 2010
The Best of the Buffalo Springfield
The opinion of professional reviewers notwithstanding, the journey was downhill from here for the Springfield not only as a band, but creatively, as well. Not to say that the balance of their work was without merit, just that their later efforts lacked the freshness and originality of this album. Everything they ever did should be on the high side of recommended, if not outstanding. "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" is the finest song Neil Young ever wrote and Richie Furay's vocals do it justice as no one else's could. Stephen Stills demonstrates for the first time that he was just born musical ... if he dropped his guitar, the sound that it makes hitting the ground would be better than 99% of what has been recorded so far in the music industry. The bass and drums are a cohesive and integral part of the entire album and don't sound as if they were added "in the mix." In short, this album is one of my Top Ten Albums of all time, ranking up there with "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," "Don't Fight It," "Manassas," and "Bad Out There." If "Kind Woman" were on this album, it would be the best album ever recorded ... by anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2009
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