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CD Review: Across the Viaduct 

Reconciling the Revival

There's nothing exceptionally edgy about this Canton/Massillon band's earnest alt-rock/pop-punk hybrid, but there is some solid playing and songwriting here. Some of the their more jangly pop hooks show promise, even though they've got a serious Relient K thing going on in "Tennessee," a six-minute second-coming-of-age Christian rock opus that intertwines an original melody with "Amazing Grace." In its more familiar moments, Reconciling the Revival would probably play well with youth groups. But it's better when it heads down a Sufjan Stevens-style path, like on "The Restless Soul," which doesn't settle for the usual Christian-rock preachiness. — Lydia Munnell

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