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on August 19, 2008
For anyone who's ever listened to that mainstream garbarge on the radio and wondered if that's as good as "country" gets - here's your album. Who woulda guessed we needed to look to the Canadians for music with some depth and soul! I'll take it where I can get it. Really, there's not a bad song here. "I Wanna be in the Cavalry" is the catchiest tune I've heard in a while. You'll be humming the damn thing all day long. The title track, "Horse soldier, Horse Soldier," is kinda like Billy Joel's "We didn't start the Fire" applied to the history of cavalry. Seriously, a song that incorporates the Mongols, the Crimean War, and the Romanovs? I challenge you to find a Nashville twit who even knows what those are. There are, of course, non-horse themed tracks, as well. "Hard on Equipment" will make you smile - everyone knows someone like this.
I look with sadness to the day when these guys sign with a "major" label. Seems like it always screws with the quality of the writing. Such is the business, I suppose.