Here’s a record with a great modern blues-rock sound. The singer has a vocal range which stretches from the tone and style of the Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwall through the deadbeat drone of Iggy Pop to that sweet sickliness of Morrissey and the pseudo-country twang of Michael Stipe. It comes out of that mysterious musical melting pot that calls itself Canada. And interestingly it seems the album was government funded – which seems like a brilliant example of encouraging artistic endeavour. The songs cover the spectrum of emotions from wallowing Neil Young grunge-misery to uptempo Spencer Davis power-pop. It may sound from what I’ve said that the album is totally derivative but it is in fact thoroughly refreshing and uplifting. I’d say Yes To This if not Everything!