“You’ll never pass beyond the gate if you don’t hear my warning”: Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)

Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also…

“Prehistoric phenomenon”: Headless Kross – Volumes (2015)

I never much liked metal or any of the prefixes, suffixes, genres or sub-genres.  Especially the stuff with the screaming.  Lordy, that’s always been a bit too much for me.  However, despite my dislike of metal, I started to really dig the whole ‘doom’ thing about ten years ago after discovering the awesome sounds of…

“Beware of bad company”: Bad Company – Bad Company (1974)

I remember when I was younger and more impressionable I liked Free.  I thought All Right Now was one of the best rock songs I’d heard and that video of them playing to millions of people was just incredible.  Kosoff, although a mad druggie, was brilliant at playing both notes and nothing, Andy Fraser had…