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Author: Greg Edwards
10/29/2009 | Gapplegate.com | www.gapplegate.com | Album Review
How many bands do you know from Alberta, Canada? If you live there, I'm sure you can rattle off a great many. For those of us making their way elsewhere, it may be more difficult. And that's only because we don't get the exposure to the musical world up there.

I do know one, though, and I like them. It's the Rural Alberta Advantage, whose "Hometowns" (Saddle Creek) album came out last summer and is just finding its way to my ears. They play a pleasing mix of Alt Rock with lyrics that tend to deal with break ups and dysfunctional situations, but in a way that transcends the pain. It's a youthful, slightly punky-thrashy pop-influenced sound. And not slick and processed. This is music that has a live-in the-studio ambience. It has a direct, no bull attack to it. I like that.
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