Departing - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Feb 25, 2011
    90
    It's exciting in its pacing, invigorated in its writing, and illustrious in its instrumentation. It's not mad - nor, indeed, prairie-mad - to think that this is an early contender for album of the year lists.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 30, 2011
    8
    This album is intended to follow in the same path as Hometowns, it does, but its just not quite as good. North Star, Stamp, and a few other tunes are just as great as anything they've done before, the album as a whole just sort of feels like a slightly more mellow and cold version of this band. Definitely worth checking out though. Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    10
    One of the best albums I've heard in a very long time. It's nice to hear an album in which every song far exceeds your standards. I would recommend this album to anybody who has a fancy for good old school feeling indie rock. Full Review »