Crosby, Stills and Nash
The heavenly harmonies and melodic Folk-Rock of Crosby, Stills and Nash was born in the uncanny chemistry of David Crosby (from the Byrds), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), and Graham Nash (the Hollies). The supergroup formed in 1968 (Neil Young was added in 1970 -- he kind of plays whenever he feels like it), and continue to sail a wooden ship of melodic soul into the new century. The salient aspects of the band's updated sound poke out in the form of harsh, angular, electric guitar tones and glossy, allocated riffs. The production is obviously much more pristine and glossy than the trio's self-titled debut, but they still manage to stamp their signature vocal style on the sound, traversing from melodic pop to acoustic folk to Hard Rock -- and even experimenting with some silly '80s pop, as seen here.