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Two Hours Traffic 

Two Hours Traffic


Two Hours Traffic
Two Hours Traffic
(maple)
The Charlottetown foursome wastes little time establishing its signature: twin guitars, imaginatively tuned, at a healthy volume (without beating the listener into a vegetative state), garnishing songs that run three minutes or less. If snappy top-40 ever comes back, Two Hours Traffic is fluent in that language. The sure hand of Joel Plaskett confirms his prescience as a producer, while Plaskett’s guitar has something to do with “Girl Up the Stairs” being the catchiest track of all. The lyric “I wonder if there’s something there” is an everyday thought that sounds fresh here. Lead singer Liam Corcoran evokes Ron Sexsmith in the sensitive moments, and you may hear the influence of The La’s or Television — if that isn’t too ancient for a salvo that makes you feel 18 again.
—Doug Taylor
categories: Canadian artist,ECMA nominee (2006),ECMA nominee (2007)

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