Buffalo Springfield "Retrospective" is in many ways the only album by this band that you absolutely need. It's flow is as perfect as you can get for a greatest hits compilation. Musically this album is comprised of beautiful, soft, autumnal folk rock combined with psychedelic/political lyrics that reflect the 1960s. There are elements of fuzz and effected electric amongst the acoustic guitars and pianos and knotty, percussive layers. The vocals (and backups) are absolutely stunning in their clarity, conviction and range -- going from lazy to earnest in a heartbeat. Throughout this compilation there remains a softness, relaxedness and simplicity that shows just how talented these guys were, like they weren't even trying. But the songs here still have the energy and swagger of rock music hidden deep in there...this IS rock music to it's core. The end result is some of the best Folk Rock songs ever recorded - songs like "Kind Woman", "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing", "I Am a Child", and "Expecting to Fly". A supergroup accurately describes Buffalo Springfield, and this album reflects their extraordinary talents well and is a good introduction to the band. To fans of Neil Young: get this immediately if you haven't heard it yet.