Seems all they left behind were the limitations.
- Toronto Sun
Audacious... This is a collection that honours the past without being chained to it. - Montreal Gazette
The Things We Left Behind is a stunning record.
- Vancouver Sun
Keelor and Cuddy prove they remain unequalled at what they do.... There are dozens of young bands trying to put their mark on a distinctly new Canadian alt-country sound. Unfortunately, they need look no further than this album to find it.
- Halifax Metro News
One wild and wonderful listen. - Edmonton Journal
The reason it works is because it mixes the band's hard-earned command of craft with the restlessness it has displayed since being alt-country darlings in the late 1980s and1990s. - Calgary Herald
It's classic Blue Rodeo. - Ottawa Citizen
The Things We Left Behind is a trip of an album, a double-CD that finds the veteran roots rockers exploring new textures as they summon the past... If the hint is that this Rodeo's round-up time is still some time off, the implication is a welcome one.
- Globe & Mail (November 2009)