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Album Review: Great North - Newfoundland

Album Review: Great North - Newfoundland

Friday 19th November, 2010 2:29PM

Alt Country is underpinned by sentimentality and emotive response, which, ultimately comes from the audience engaging with the lyrical countenance and front person on any given track Ė an X Factor, so-to-speak. Itís the formula behind the most eloquent contemporary expressions of such sound. Will Sheff of Okkervil River or Conor Oberst for example, combine worthsmithing lyrical approach with emotional, honest delivery and create a high brow representation of the most gut-wrenching human emotions and events. And while Great North as a young, new band, donít quite possess the uniqueness of the aforementioned - this debut release is an eloquent sign of things to come.

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