Buffalo Tom - Let Me Come Over (Beggars Banquet, 1992 / reissue 2017) // New CD
In that wave of "alternative rock" that began with bands like R.E.M. and crashed on the shore with a noise that went Grrrruuuunnnggggge, Boston's Buffalo Tom stood astride of the jangle and the fuzz and wrote songs that were big and simple and catchy and open-hearted. After a couple of buzzier lo-fi outings, one produced by fellow MASS resident J. Mascis, Bill Janovitz and friends released this cleaner and meaner collection of indie rock chargers. It was one of my favourites then and remains so today.