Alberta Cross

Album Review of Alberta Cross by Alberta Cross.

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Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross by Alberta Cross

Release Date: Oct 16, 2015
Record label: Dine Alone
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock

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Alberta Cross - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Continuing a history of fairly frequent lineup changes since its inception in 2005, Alberta Cross, down to only co-founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist Petter Eriksson Stakee after the departure of co-founder Terry Wolfers, presents a perhaps unexpectedly uplifting set for its self-titled, third full-length. With Stakee joined by a crew of as-yet-unofficial bandmates, it's also the band's first release with Dine Alone Records. There's little sign of frustration on the finished product, even if there was any at its birth; Alberta Cross is a lively and breezy release with less of the '90s alt-rock weight of prior albums and at least as much melodicism.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

In 2013, Terry Wolfers, co-founding member of Alberta Cross, quit the band, leaving Petter Ericson Stakee as the sole member. It's fitting, then, that on Alberta Cross' third full-length record, and the first since Wolfers' departure, Stakee is in a reflective state and encouraging listeners to join him. Alberta Cross' familiar '70s rock soundscape is lush and relaxed — ideal for the self-reflection that's fostered by long drives, Sunday afternoons and quiet dinner conversations with friends.

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Paste Magazine - 69
Based on rating 6.9/10
69

Alberta Cross’ third album is actually the first just by Petter Ericson Stakee. The Swedish Stakee met English bassist/original member Terry Wolfers in London and together, they moved to New York and released the first Alberta Cross record Broken Side of Time in 2009. Now living in Brooklyn and working mostly solo, Stakee offers new version of an Alberta Cross album that ends up sounding remarkably timeworn.

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Classic Rock Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

Overdue third album of bittersweet Americana. Formed in 2005 by Swedish émigré Petter Ericson Stakee and Waltham Cross native Terry Wolfers, these melodic roots rockers have toured extensively without ever making a commercial breakthrough.. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads.

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