Poco's sophomore album continues the appealing country-rock hybrid established on their Atlantic debut, PICKIN' UP THE PIECES. The sound of country-rock became so pervasive throughout the 1970s (thanks largely to the Eagles' early hits), that it is difficult to remember what a creative and surprising mix it was at the outset of that decade. Though generally less acclaimed, Poco belong next to the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Eagles as one of the best acts in the genre.
POCO bears all the hallmarks of the group's sound: a driving, rock-influenced feel, high, sweet group harmonies, and a fair bit of country twang. Though later plagued by personnel changes, this initial lineup, featuring Richie Furay and Jim Messina, was one of the best, as songs like Furay's "Keep on Believin'" and Messina's "You Better Think Twice" attest.