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Buffalo Tom / Quiet And Peace
Album:Quiet And Peace Collection:General
Artist:Buffalo Tom Added:02/2018
Label:Schoolkids Records 

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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2018-02-25 
“Quiet and Peace” Buffalo Tom
Buffalo Tom is an alt rock/power pop trio from Boston that has been making music since the mid-1980s. Guitarist-lead vocalist and main songwriter, Bill Janovitz; bassist-vocalist and sometimes writer, Chris Colbourn; and drummer (and band namesake), Tom Maginnis, had several Top 20 albums in the 1990s, then took a ten-year hiatus. This latest album is the band’s third since returning in 2007. The 11-song set draws upon the band’s rich 90s alt-rock heritage and even foundational rock pioneered by 1960s bands such as the Byrds or Buffalo Springfield (the other contributor to the band’s name) — while updating it with modern melodic elements. RIYL: Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Allman Brothers Band, or the Lemonheads. Release date is March 2, 2018 — so you can be one of the first to play it!
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 11, 1, 4, 6, 9. No FCCs noted.

1. (3:28) All Be Gone — Searing guitar rocker. Rich harmonized vocals in choruses. Lyrics examine the passage of time, a theme throughout the album. ***
2. (2:29) Overtime — Slower tempo. Big reverbed guitar. Lead vocals are reminiscent of some Southern rock. Nice female backing vocals.
3. (3:16) Roman Cars — Mid-tempo, melodic folk-rock. Guitar and Hammond organ. Written and sung by Chris Colbourn. ****
4. (6:02) Freckles — Americana toe-tapper. Piano and acoustic guitar. Wistful vocals. Builds to big jam at end. ***
5. (3:01) Cat v. Mouse — Jangle rock, with a hint of alt-country.
6. (3:10) Lonely Fast and Deep — Punky with great guitar work. Driving drums. ***
7. (3:04) See High the Hemlock Grows — Nice swing to this waltz. Lilting vocals.
8. (2:58) In the Ice — Even more jangly rock. Anthemic Southern vocals.
9. (4:20) Least That We Can Do — Charging guitar rock with big reverb. Electric and acoustic guitar in mix. Stop-and-go drumming. ***
10. (3:16) Slow Down — Starts kind of melancholy and sentimental, then builds to a roaring finish. Reminiscent of Creed?
11. (5:19) The Only Living Boy in New York — Fabulous cover of Simon & Garfunkel tune from 1970. Sad and hopeful at the same time. Soaring harmonized vocals. A hint of pedal steel guitar at places. ****

Track Listing
1.All Be Gone 6.Lonely Fast And Deep
2.Overtime 7.See High The Hemlock Grows
3.Roman Cars 8.In The Ice
4.Freckles 9.Least That We Can Do
5.Cat V. Mouse 10.Slow Down
 11.The Only Living Boy In New York