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America's finest rock band bar none.
on 25 June 2001
If there was any justice in the world then not only would Limp Bizkit have imploded way before they could release any records but Buffalo Tom would be able to retire comfortably on the royalties from their magnificent catalogue of music. This collection is an excellent introduction to the band, with in all honesty not a duff track in sight. The first two albums, which in reality were somewhat patchy, are represented here by a thunderous Bird Brain and the excellent Sunflower Suit, although it's a shame to see the omission of Impossible in favour of My Enemy. Elsewhere, the brilliance of the later material from Let Come Over thereafter speaks for itself. Velvet Roof is super-fire rock, Mineral is at once beautiful and powerful, Tree House and Sodajerk are fantastic pop songs, Kitchen Door and Tangerine show a brilliantly loose (more Rolling Stones)side to the band, and tracks such as Wiser and Rachael exemplify that their creative output is as strong as ever. Everybody knows Buffalo Tom for Taillights Fade, which in all honesty pales in comparison to most of the rest of the material here. There are some omissions of personal favourites here (Mountains of Your Head, Porchlight, Sunday Night, Souvenir and See to Me), but with such a strong back catalogue that is only to be expected. Start here and then explore all the rest; this is intelligent, heartfelt music, and most bands rarely sustain such quality throughout.