ThE MOnthly REVIEWS

Each month our members rotate picking the artists or theme to be reviewed, dissected and discussed. Join us!

Review of Massive Attack: Mezzanine

Please read and listen to Scott Coates pick  Massive Attack: Mezzanine  before reading and listening to our reviews below. Quick Summary:  Individual Review Scoring Scott Coates Overall opinion: 3.5 Would I recommend?:
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Review of Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid M.A.A.D. City

Please read and listen to Darren Scott pick  Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid M.A.A.D. City  before reading and listening to our reviews below. Quick Summary:  Individual Review Scoring Darren Scott Overall opinion: 4.5
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Review of Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

Please read and listen to Scott Gregory’s pick for Fleetwood Mac: Rumours before reading and listening to our reviews below. Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Rolling Stone
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Review of ABBA: Arrival

Please read and listen to Scott Gregory’s pick for ABBA: Arrival  before reading and listening to our reviews below. Quick Summary:  Our Individual Review Scores Scott Gregory: Overall opinion: 3 Would
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Soundtracks that matter

4 Movie Soundtracks That Matter

We all know that around the holiday season there is nothing better than watching a good movie. It also is a great way to avoid that weird uncle with bad
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The Reviews: 4 bands you've likely not heard of (but really should)

This month, the group took a slightly different approach to the format. Darren came up with the idea of asking us to pick a recording artist that other music fans
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THE MOnthly review selections

Listen to our Sonic Collective member explain the selection for the month. Be sure to follow up the next month to hear the reviews from the group.

Florence + the Machine: Lungs

Florence + the Machine: Lungs Scott Gregory, May 2019 Hello all you Sonic Collectivists and welcome to our pick for May, 2019. I’m Scott G, and I clearly remember the
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Massive Attack: Mezzanine

Massive Attack: Mezzanine Scott Coates, April 2019 I’ve been listening to a fair bit of funky, jazzy, electronica lately: The Brand New Heavies, Chemical Brothers, Morcheeba and a few others.
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Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D. CityDarren Scott, March 2019Listen to why I picked this Kendrick Lamar album. It is actually more like a film. The album was meant to be
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Fleetwood Mac: Rumors

Rumors – Fleetwood Mac Alain DuPuis, February, 2019 Greetings, fellow audiophiles. It’s Alain, back with another Sonic Collective pick for the month of February 2019, and I’ve been thinking about
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ABBA: Arrival

ABBA: Arrival Scott Gregory, January 2019 Hello everyone and welcome to The Sonic Collective. Scott G here with our pick for January, 2019. We’ve been playing around the last couple
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Soundtracks that matter

4 Movie Soundtracks That Matter

We all know that around the holiday season there is nothing better than watching a good movie. It also is a great way to avoid that weird uncle with bad
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the Sonic collective Members

Meet our team of music lovers.

Scott Coates

Bangkok, Thailand

Scott has lived in Southeast Asia since 1999, when he co-founded what became one of the region’s most respected luxury travel companies. There, he designed and led adventures throughout SE Asia and Nepal before selling out of the business in 2013 to try his hand at other pursuits. While working as a Team Building Consultant, he developed a keen interest in how people learn and grow which led him to his current role with EXO Travel, where he serves as Director of People Development, shaping training programs and HR strategy for more than 900 people across 10 countries. An enthusiastic mountain biker, runner, and explorer, he also very much likes bobbing his head to AC/DC while sipping beers.

Alain DuPuis

Calgary, Canada

Alain is a native Calgarian with a longstanding love of music. Groomed on post-grunge and 90s alternative, he seeks to expand his audio horizons ever further, exploring all the genres he once looked down upon. When he's not busy working six days a week like some sort of maniac, he enjoys gaming, obsessing about whisky, working out or frequenting seedy karaoke bars around town.

Scott Gregory

Calgary, Canada

Scott Gregory is the newest dad of the group and brings his love of melody and music to the Sonic Collective. Scott is always full of facts and seems to have an uncanny love for the women in music. He likes to push the Collective into areas that we may otherwise overlook. Scott loves his new little family, the New York Rangers and all the music he can consume between diaper changes.

Darren Scott

Calgary, Canada

Darren currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he can often be found in the best live music venues in town (Palamino, Commonwealth, King Eddy's, Broken City, Cafe Koi, etc.) and he is used to being "The old guy" at the young punk shows. Darren likes to know the stories behind the music he listens too and enjoys the musical journey of it all. A "say it like it is" guy in his own words, he tends to go a little off the cuff from time to time. Ok, all the time. He loves his family, friends and Flames and has a sense of humour he thinks is hilarious.

OTHER MUSIC STUFF WE LIKE

Sometimes we just find cool music stuff on the Interwebs that we just have to share.

Soundtracks that matter

4 Movie Soundtracks That Matter

We all know that around the holiday season there is nothing better than watching a good movie. It also is a great way to avoid that weird uncle with bad
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Rubber Soul number 1

The Top 50 Albums from the Past 50 Years According to /r/music

My good friend Ian Pullen @VonPuhlen sent along this great list of the best albums year by year as compiled by art36 Reddit User. I’m a little surprised that The Beatles took
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What the hell happened to music videos?

If you’re like me, you look back fondly on the days when TV channels like Much Music and  MTV actually played music and wonder what the hell happened. Where’d the
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Geeks & Beats

Being a long-time Alan Cross fan I(Daren) followed him to his newest podcast a few years ago with Michael Hainsworth called Geeks & Beats. It is such a great mix
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100 Years of Rock in less than a minute!

Click image to see the full interactive music graphic(via Concert Hotels).
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Do Most Bands Make Money?

Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd surfed for the first time ever, we sold just
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