Day 10/10 Album Challenge: The Cars – “The Cars” (1978)

Day 10 of 10 album features a segment from the album The Cars

A wild ride, The Cars' debut album set the template for the future of pop with a trunkful of hits. In our final album for cottagemixtape.com's 10-Day Album Challenge, we have The Cars' debut album, The Cars (1978). A record that comes at so many different angles it's a circle like a car wheel, if …

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

Banner for day 9 in album challenge, an excerpt from Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" showing the forest swordsman.

There is nothing paranoid about our day 9 pick, Black Sabbath's Paranoid (1970) For our Day 9 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 …

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

Banner for Day 8 in 10 day album challenge with Rush's Fly By Night (1975)

Rush's second album, Fly By Night is our day 8 pick in the cottagemixtape 10 Day-Album Challenge. You knew Rush was going to be on their, but picking the most influential Rush album is a tough undertaking, especially as a Canadian. In Canada, "What is your favourite Rush album?" is asked at citizenship tests, job …

Day 7/10 Album Challenge: The Rolling Stones – “Their Satanic Majesties Request”

Banner for Day 7 of 10 day album challenge Rolling Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request"

With its lenticular cover The Stones "Satanic Majesties Requests" showed a different dimension to the Rolling Stones sound. No, I did not spell Exile On Main Street wrong, when it comes to my favourite Stones album, I choose "Their Satanic Majesties Request" (1967), the Rolling Stones short foray into psychedelia. Now, "Majesty" is not considered, …

Day 6/10 Album Challenge: Topas – “Topas”(1980)

Day 6 in 10 day album challenge banner for Topas "Topas"(1980)

As hard rock albums go "Topas" soars high above the rest on wings of gold, green boots and zero topaz (?) This is another one of those relatively obscure rock albums, like Sir Lord Baltimore (that also made our 10-day album challenge) in that both bands were on a major label, but unfortunately had very …