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 …

Day 2/10 Album Challenge: Sir Lord Baltimore – “Kingdom Come” (1970)

In day 2 of our 10-Day Album Challenge, I present (for thee) Sir Lord Baltimore's 1970 debut, Kingdom Come. This cult album deserves it's double designation of "Sir" and "Lord", and has a special place in hearts at cottagemixtape.com. I can't recall how I discovered this album, it was originally on Mercury (a major label) …

The 10-Day Album Challenge: Albums That Influenced The ‘Cottage Country Mix’ Series

Recently, going around the socials is the 10-Day Album Challenge, where you post albums that have most influenced you. So, my buddy, Brendan, threw down the glove, and like that: it's a list-off (*not a competition). Needless to say, its a daunting task (picking favourites) but I wanted to do one for the Cottage Country …