The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Wild
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #236 / 668
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
October 13, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Paper Bag, Saddle Creek / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
Your Review
Dec 21, 2017
The Rural Alberta Advantage are certainly keeping alive the trademark Saddle Creek sound, but while the original bands earned comparisons to vague 70s touchstones, “The Wild” specifically recalls mid-2000s hallmark albums from once label-mates Bright Eyes and Rilo Kiley. It’s a tall order to match these bands, and for this reason, “The Wild” comes off as a bit nondescript and ordinary, despite strong work on behalf of the drums and guitars. Without any special ... read more
Oct 13, 2017
For me, part of the draw to this band was the rawness of the vocals and instrumentation in combination with the indie folk. This record sounds super clean and loses its rough feel. Nothing wrong with trying a new style, as I think some people will like this record, but I just think this is too simple and not nearly as interesting.

Favorite Tracks: Dead/Alive, Brother
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Added on: August 29, 2017