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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Put Sleepy Eyed in your CD player, hit play, and prepare to be amazed -- "Tangerine," the lead-off cut, signals the brief but welcome return of "Dinosaur Jr. Jr." with two-and-three-quarters minutes of charging neo-grunge guitars and galloping drums, the likes of which you haven't heard from this band since Birdbrain. But, of course, Buffalo Tom sound a lot tighter, stronger, and more confident when they dig into the big shaggy dog rock than they did five years previous, and while they never get quite as rollicking as "Tangerine" again on Sleepy Eyed, cut for cut it's a far more direct and straightforward rock album than anything they'd managed since their creative ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Put Sleepy Eyed in your CD player, hit play, and prepare to be amazed -- "Tangerine," the lead-off cut, signals the brief but welcome return of "Dinosaur Jr. Jr." with two-and-three-quarters minutes of charging neo-grunge guitars and galloping drums, the likes of which you haven't heard from this band since Birdbrain. But, of course, Buffalo Tom sound a lot tighter, stronger, and more confident when they dig into the big shaggy dog rock than they did five years previous, and while they never get quite as rollicking as "Tangerine" again on Sleepy Eyed, cut for cut it's a far more direct and straightforward rock album than anything they'd managed since their creative breakthrough on Let Me Come Over. To some listeners, Sleepy Eyed might sound like a regression, moving back into noisy power trio mode after the more polished surfaces and intricate arrangements of Let Me Come Over and Big Red Letter Day, but play Sleepy Eyed back to back with Birdbrain and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the differences. Sleepy Eyed decisively proves Buffalo Tom write better hooks and better melodies, write smarter lyrics, and even rock harder than when they were still trying to find their way out from under J. Mascis' shadow, and they sound like they're having a great time just turning up the amps and letting rip, especially Bill Janovitz, whose rock-dude guitar outros are a hoot and this is one band who I cannot begrudge for enjoying themselves every once in a while. On Sleepy Eyed, Buffalo Tom go back to the old neighborhood and show everybody how much bigger and stronger they've become -- it's sorta like a high school reunion, but louder and a lot more fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/1995
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 075596178228
  • Catalog Number: 61782

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tangerine (2:42)
  2. 2 Summer (4:02)
  3. 3 Kitchen Door (2:58)
  4. 4 Rules (2:56)
  5. 5 It's You (2:49)
  6. 6 When You Discover (2:24)
  7. 7 Sunday Night (6:07)
  8. 8 Your Stripes (3:01)
  9. 9 Sparklers (4:49)
  10. 10 Clobberred (3:15)
  11. 11 Sundress (2:27)
  12. 12 Twenty-Points (The Ballad of Sexual Dependency) (4:07)
  13. 13 Souvenir (2:34)
  14. 14 Crueler (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buffalo Tom Primary Artist
Bill Janovitz Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Tom Maginnis Percussion, Drums, Hollers
Chris Colbourn Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Cello, Vocals
Technical Credits
Buffalo Tom Composer, Producer
John Agnello Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Edward Douglas Engineer, Mastering
Tom Maginnis Contributor
Dan McLoughlin Engineer
Carl Plaster Drum Technician
Ed Douglas Engineer
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