"Cahoots" is the fourth studio album by Canadian-American rock group The Band, released in 1971. The album features a mix of original songs and covers, with a range of musical styles including rock, folk, blues, and R&B.
The album's opening track, "Life Is a Carnival," features a catchy melody and horn-driven arrangement, while "4% Pantomime" showcases the band's instrumental skills with its intricate guitar and piano solos. The album also includes a cover of Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," which highlights The Band's close musical relationship with Dylan.
Other standout tracks include "Last of the Blacksmiths," with its mournful harmonies, and "Where Do We Go From Here?," a contemplative ballad featuring Richard Manuel's haunting vocals. Overall, "Cahoots" showcases The Band's musical versatility and skillful songwriting, cementing their place as one of the most influential bands of the era.