Made in 2000, 'Life'll Kill Ya' is yet another high quality collection of songs from Warren Zevon, full of vivid images and a mix of the biting and the humourous. The songs are not always easy to understand, often containing ambiguities and metaphors but you always get a sense of Zevon's feelings. Track nine is not listed on the sleeve of my copy, doubtless because the title contains a couple of profanities, but I can say that it's a hilarious account of a visit to the doctor. Elsewhere, much of the album has a spiritual feel which is bound up with Zevon's enhanced sense of his mortality.
The musical style is more consistent than on some albums, lurking in that territory between folk, rock and country which is often referred to as Americana. Think of Springsteen with an acoustic sound and a harmonica. No outstanding songs, just a very good album.