5 Album Box Set [Import]
UK five CD set from the Alt-Rock trio. When they released their first album in 1989, the Boston-based trio Buffalo Tom were written off as Dinosaur Jr.. junior. Buffalo Tom began to develop their own style with their second album, 1990's Birdbrain, which featured a noticeable improvement in songwriting. In 1992, Buffalo Tom released Let Me Come Over, a gritty set of driving Rock and achingly melancholy ballads; several of it's tracks became alternative radio staples, including the gorgeous ballad 'Taillights Fade.' Despite an increased amount of critical praise and some radio airplay, the album didn't sell. The follow-up, 1993's Big Red Letter Day, featured a more polished, radio-ready production, but the album received only a small push from radio and MTV. 'Soda Jerk,' the first single from the album, became a minor alternative radio and MTV hit. After a year-long tour, the group returned in the summer of 1995 with Sleepy Eyed, a return to the more direct sound of Let Me Come Over, following it with Smitten in 1998 before taking a decade long hiatus. Beggars Banquet.
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