Looking for the best American album of 1967 other than Aretha Franklin's "I Never Love A Man"? It's not "Surrealistic Pillow", it's not "The Doors", or even the Byrds ultra-great "Younger Than Yesterday". It's even better overall that the Velvet Underground & Nico's fine debut, of which I am very much a fan or Simon & Garfunkel's ethereal "Bookends". Buffalo Springfield Again, which its non-celebratory title, was and still is an event worthy of a record of the year celebration, US side (okay Sergeant Pepper is the most essential, always, of course).
Hear Steve Still's finest efforts ever (as in EVER) with "Bluebird" and "Rock and Roll Woman", an exquisitely beautiful Richie Furay track in "Sad Memory", and Neil Young's blast-off to greatness with the offerings of "Mr. Soul", "Expecting to Fly", and "Broken Arrow", harbingers of the greatness to come. Even better than the debut. Give it a shot, and I promise at least 997 of you out of 1000 will be converted, and converted strongly. If you are folk-rock fans that is. What "Blonde on Blonde" was to 1966, and "The Band" was to 1968, "Again" in its time, 1967 North American album of the year. A real likeable work.