In retrospect, it's hard to believe that Buffalo Springfield could not only top their debut album, but that they'd do it within a year. AGAIN clearly states the band's case as a rootsy American Beatles to rival folk-rock kings the Byrds. Singer-songwriters Steve Stills and Neil Young were firing on all cylinders, Young moving easily from sharp-tongued acid rock ("Mr. Soul") to complex, artsong-like ballads (the epic "Broken Arrow"). Stills could shift on a dime as well, offering the hypnotic, jazzy waltz "Everydays" right alongside the celebratory "Rock & Roll Woman" and the RUBBER SOUL-influenced "Bluebird". Richie Furay gamely navigated the choppy seas between these two giants and penned some beautiful, ahead-of-its-time country-rock along the way.