Rock Plaza Central-Are We Not Horses (2006)

My Rating: 88%( A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 84%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 86%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. I Am an Excellent Steel Horse
  2. How Shall I to Heaven Aspire?
  3. My Children Be Joyful
  4. Anthem for the Already Defeated
  5. When We Go, How We Go (Part 1)
  6. Fifteen Hands
  7. Are We Not Horses?
  8. Our Pasts Like Lighthouses
  9. 08/14/03
  10. Our Hearts Will Not Rust
  11. When We Go, How We Go (Part 2)
  12. We’ve Got a Lot to Be Glad For

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You:

Want a folk band that kinda kicks ass.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Love it, it fits their weird style/would look amazing in a collection.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, I kinda have a thing for good folk on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

I love weird lead vocals, and this lead is all kinds of weird. I love the mix of his voice and the instrumentals. Anthem For The Already Defeated is so friggin’ good. I couldn’t stop listening to it when I first discovered it. Sometimes Rock Plaza Central makes me feel like I’m about to go make a mob hit, sometimes they make me feel like I’m slowly dancing in a dimly lit room.


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