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The best thing you can ever do is buy this album.
Straight up awesome, and if you get the chance to see 'em live, do it.


A very, very good album. Pretty much every song is great. "Drain the Blood" and "Don't Haunt This Place" are my faves.

Words don't get me far enough.

Rarely do I ever hear music by a band that covers so many vast emotional templates within the same songs.
This is the perfect band to listen to if you are any of the following:
Happy, Sad, looking for something trancendant, Introspective, looking for music to drive to, want to stand in one place and sway, looking to run and scream and destroy buildings or if you just simply want to wrap good songs around you like a blanket and feel whole.

Love, Love, Love this album. Love this band.

I tried to think of something mildly critical here to balance out the review, but nothing comes to mind...Maybe I could say that bands this good should get more support in Canada before having to head south for more exposure? Open to debate, I guess.


Formed: 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The Rural Alberta Advantage are an indie rock band from Toronto whose self-released debut album became an Internet sensation in 2008. Founded in 2005 in Toronto, Canada, the band is a trio comprised of Nils Edenloff, Amy Cole, and Paul Banwatt. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, singer/guitarist Edenloff anchors the band. The Rural Alberta Advantage self-released a demo recording in 2005 and then self-released The Rural Alberta Advantage EP (2006). A couple years later the band self-released its...
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