Rural Alberta Advantage

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The bare orchestration of The Rural Alberta Advantage works because each instrument bursts with such excessive volume. The music truly depends on it. Front and center lays Nils Edenloff’s voice, w,Concert Reviews Read more

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Give credit to Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage for its naming prowess: The group's songs are indeed about the advantages to living in rural Alberta. Neutral Milk Hotel, to whom the band often gets compared, never wrote songs about neu... Read more

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Thelatest in a long line of great songwriters with awful voicesinspired/emboldened by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, The RuralAlberta Advantage’s Nils Edenloff sings concise, boldly arrangedtributes to home and heritage on the group&,Thi... Read more

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