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Departing

March 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Saddle Creek
  • Copyright: 2011 Saddle Creek
  • Total Length: 32:48
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  • ASIN: B004JYU64S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,125 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The rest are very well done dynamics.
Markus Rauchenwald
While this album might hook you right away it will blow you away with further listens.
The Komik Khan
Basicly, buy Departing, you'll love it.
Mark Abrahamsen

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By student42 on March 12, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Recently, there has been a lot of good music coming out of Canada, and The RAA is no exception. I am surprised there are no reviews yet. This is their second album and I believe it holds up as well as their first. With vocal styling reminiscent of Jeff Magnum of NMH and musically similar to Frighted Rabbit's first album makes this worth checking out (just go by it already and stop wasting your time reading this mediocre review... geesh!). The only complaint I have is this band only has 3 members so it is musically limited in complexity. I would love to see Nils Edenloff's wonderful vocals backed up by by multiple instruments in an larger ensemble (think Arcade Fire). Don't get me wrong, I think they do a excellent job with the musicians they have but I think one or two more musicians could take this band from 4.5 stars to a full 5 stars. When I hear this music I always expect to hear an accordion that is never there; don't ask me why because I do not know. I usually don't review albums because there are people who are far better at it than me. I just thought I would throw my two cents in since no one else has reviewed this album yet.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Abrahamsen on March 17, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've checked out so many of the 2011 releases, thus far, and Departing definately tops my list. Of course, I love the Jeff Mangum-esque vocals (being a huge NMH fan for a long time), but it's also refreshingly simple, well-written, well-played, and well constructed. I think it's even better than their debut, and as such, deserves even greater acclaim. I always like great two or three member bands, I think fewer band members works very well in this case (and none more are needed). Basicly, buy Departing, you'll love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erik C. on April 4, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I totally agree with all the reviewers before me, but I wanted to just echo how great this album is. I recently listened to the new Strokes album and after it was over, this album came on. And wow, the difference is amazing. While the Strokes album is good, it lacks something, and that is melodies that stick out. The Rural Alberta Advantage caught my attention with "Hometowns", an album that is incredible on its own right, with great emotional lyrics, guitar bliss, and solid melodies, but not as polished as "Departing". "Two Lovers" is an interesting first song on the album, and it is one of the slowest tempo songs on the album. It does not set the mood musically but it does musically. The next 7 or 8 songs are mid to fast tempo songs with incredible percussion, amazing lyrics, and gorgeous melodies (e.g. "North Star"). This is the album so far in 2011 that sticks out to me as the best...it will be hard to take down. The Strokes don't even come close, but perhaps it is just personal preference. But in my opinion, this band is probably the most underrated but most talented "unknown" band out there right now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ol' Bill Spate on March 19, 2011
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Hands down a masterpiece. Once I took "Two Lovers" off repeat, I was treated to an album full of songs as rich and inspiring as the track that prompted me to buy the album. This three piece squeezes a lot of sound out of a format that would limit lesser musicians.
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