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quibbles about which genre alberta cross belong to aside, this is hands down the best record i've heard in years. a true work of art. i am one to constantly be on the move with my current favorite records, each one usually only lasting a month or so. but the thief and the heartbreaker has stayed way in the lead of most played records in my library for about nine months now. and it's still getting better with each listen. absolutely no complaints from me, except that their full length doesn't come out till something like april '09.

Some Promise Here

Album begins with ripped-off Neil Young rythm from "Down By The River." I suppose if you're going to steal a rythm steal a good one. That song's rythm changes after a while and becomes pretty good; there was no need to revisit Young's rythm. "Low Man" and I've Known for Long" are good examples of the potential this band has, but I was disappointed to see their new September 2009 album 'The Broken Side' has 2 of the same songs from this album: the Neil Young rip-off and 'Old Man Chicago," the latter of which isn't anything special. I still think they have potential to come out with a masterpiece, but for now just a couple songs on this album and the new one worth listening to a few times or more.

Country? Huh?

Nothing about this album sounds like country to me. Just sounds like a pretty chill rock album to me.


Formed: 2005 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Alberta Cross are a blues and country-influenced roots rock act drawing their sound from the foundation built by the Band and Neil Young. The London group's main members and songwriters are bassist Terry Wolfers and vocalist/guitarist Petter Eriksson Stakee, who as a child traveled with his singer/songwriter father. The full band includes John Alexander Ericson (organ) and Seb Sternberg (drums). The self-produced EP The Thief & the Heartbreaker was delivered through the prestigious U.K. label Fiction...
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