Well there goes the neighborhood.
"often pretty cheesy"
I know CSN(Y) were often blasted by critics for acting like they were gods of the whole hippie Woodstock thing (this particularly came to a head with their humongous stadium tour in 1974) but I don't know which of their songs is "cheesy." "Almost Cut My Hair"? "Teach Your Children"? You don't like "Helpless"?
The debut is better and maybe I never should have given DV a five-star rating (I probably didn't *really* love "4+20" OR "Woodstock") but it was mostly relistening to "Carry On" on an endless loop that got me into that album. Go relisten to the debut. It's not really a terribly pretentious album either, which is what DV gets blasted for.
NP: Kate Bush - "King Of The Mountain"