Three Easy Pieces

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  • Summary: Singer/guitarist Bill Janovitz had dismissed ideas of a reunion over the years, but Buffalo Tom is back with their new album since 1998.
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  1. Three Easy Pieces, the first album by a reunited Buffalo Tom, is arguably the band's second-best record.
  2. 80
    Don’t fetch the gurney just yet. Seems Buffalo Tom still has a few good ones left in ’em.
  3. The melodies still rumble with elegance. The choruses are instantly unforgettable. And the band's original members--Maginnis, Bill Janovitz (guitar/vocals), and Chris Colbourn (bass/vocals) - remain intact and chillingly in synch.
  4. Although Buffalo Tom will certainly never set the music world aflame with their lyrical content, Three Easy Pieces proves that getting old never sounded so good.
  5. A sparkling return to form for a band regarded by many as the great lost hope of the early ‘90s.
  6. It's far from their best work, yet from the fuzzy lollop of the title track to the reverb-drenched "Pendleton," it reaffirms that not only are Buffalo Tom one of America's great lost bands, but that real estate's loss is rock'n'roll's gain.
  7. Three Easy Pieces is the sort of reunion album that happened for the right reasons - because these players still work well together and have good songs to share - and anyone who ever cared about this frequently underrated band will want to hear them in this impressive return to form.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. RambaldiM.
    Aug 16, 2007
    10
    I bought the new album a couple of weeks ago and it never leaves out my stereo. Great album. I'll hope to see them live somedays.
  2. toml.
    Jul 12, 2007
    10
    Hard to beleive they sound so good after nine years. It is like they never went away.
  3. RiversC
    Aug 7, 2007
    10
    Tremendous return to action for Buffalo Tom. Somehow they get back together and put out a record more complete than Bill Janovitz's solo work.
  4. dans.
    Jul 11, 2007
    9
    better than smitten!
  5. FabrizioB.
    Jul 18, 2007
    9
    Great, BT are back!
  6. BenG
    Jul 16, 2007
    9
    I had reservations about them releasing an album after so much time away--you hate to see a band mess with their legacy by releasing I had reservations about them releasing an album after so much time away--you hate to see a band mess with their legacy by releasing half-hearted nostalgia albums--but this album is really, really good. Several of the songs are good enough to have been included on their Asides album. The highlight for me is "Bottom of the Rain." Gives me chills every time I hear the chorus. Expand
  7. CrazedW
    Aug 4, 2007
    8
    Hello old friend. To hear Buffalo Tom coming out of the speakers again is to be transported back 15 years to the time I got my first denim Hello old friend. To hear Buffalo Tom coming out of the speakers again is to be transported back 15 years to the time I got my first denim jacket and Let Me Come Over. As fresh as ever, Three Easy Pieces sounds like they never left and my denim jacket is still stiff and dark blue. Expand

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