Day 9/10 Album Challenge: Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” (1970)

Cottagemixtape.com is not paranoid about our 9th pick in our 10-day album challenge, Black Sabbath's sophomore album, Paranoid (1970). Paranoid altered rock and roll's musical landscape and condemned it a life of eternal damnation. It also influenced us too. I know, I know! Why pick the most obvious of the Black Sabbath albums? It's true …

Day 8/10 Album Challenge: Rush ‎– “Fly By Night” (1975)

Rush's second album, "Fly By Night" is our day 8 pick in the cottagemixtape 10 day-album challenge. Picking the most influential Rush album is a tough undertaking, particularly as a Canadian. In Canada, "What is your favourite Rush album?" is asked at citizenship tests, job interviews, wedding ceremonies, divorce proceedings and first dates.... and you …