Are We Not Horses

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Are We Not Horses
Studio album by Rock Plaza Central
Released 2006
Genre Indie folk
Length 38:51
Label Yep Roc/Outside Music
Rock Plaza Central chronology
The World Was Hell to Us
(2003)The World Was Hell to Us2003
Are We Not Horses
(2006) the moment of our most needing
(2009) the moment of our most needing2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[2]

Are We Not Horses is an album by Rock Plaza Central. Despite being first released independently, the disc made many top ten lists for 2006, including #8 for CMJ Editor-in-Chief Kenny Herzog, Pitchfork staff writer Stephen Deusner and Americana-UK lead writer David Cowling. Because the album did not receive an official US release through Yep Roc Records until mid-2007,[3] it made several[which?] of those year-end lists as well, including Magnet's "10 Great Hidden Treasures of 2007", calling it "2007's finest folk/rock find".

The album has also recently been taught in a graduate English course at the University of South Alabama, alongside frontman Chris Eaton's first novel, 2003's The Inactivist.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am an Excellent Steel Horse" – 3:12
  2. "How Shall I to Heaven Aspire?" – 2:02
  3. "My Children, Be Joyful" – 5:51
  4. "Anthem for the Already Defeated" – 2:03
  5. "Fifteen Hands" – 3:50
  6. "Are We Not Horses?" – 3:06
  7. "When We Go, How We Go (Part 1)" – 2:25
  8. "Our Pasts, Like Lighthouses" – 4:13
  9. "8/14/03" – 0:56
  10. "Our Hearts Will Not Rust" – 3:44
  11. "When We Go, How We Go (Part II)" – 3:25
  12. "We've Got a Lot to Be Glad For" – 3:58