The hyper-romantic Quebec dance-poppers put out what I consider to be a modern classicand great driving recordin 2004's swooning attack against emotional complacency, Set Yourself on Fire. 2007's In Our Bedroom After the War was only slightly less life affirming.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »