In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Another showcase of their impeccable musicianship, and even more impressive ear for melody.”
Without ever listening to any of the music, the addition of Young to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young always seemed a little weird. Growing up in the 90s, Crosby, Stills & Nash were folky hippies, while Neil Young was the Godfather of Grunge. When I finally listened to a Young solo album, I realised he was a lot closer to my idea of Crosby, Stills & Nash than I ever thought… In the worst possible way.
Then I listened to Buffalo Springfield, and realised that Neil Young and Steven Stills were actually pretty good at combining rock and folk. Then I listened to Crosby, Stills & Nash and realised that those three were nothing short of amazing. So, with my hopes and expectations the highest they’ve ever been when thinking about his group of musicians, I dived into Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young territory, with Déjà Vu. (more…)