John K Samson’s Provincial marks the first time I have seen a website URL used as a song title. Track eight is literally called www.ipetitions.com/petition/rivertonrifle/. Even though it’s clear that it’s the website of some kind of petition that I had no intention of signing, I popped the address into my browser anyway. And that’s pretty much the extent of what this album can accomplish.
Provincial is kind of like the soundtrack to the most boring road trip ever taken. Almost every song details some unimaginative road name in Canada, while the cold makes the narrator sound all nasally and congested.
Artist: John K. Samson