Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual

Hey there everybody, Scott G from the Sonic Collective here to introduce our pick for May, 2017. Recently we’ve gone through a number of bands with not only a unique sound, but signature style offstage. They left their stamp on pop culture and helped chart a generation. Read this article and then please listen to my audio above to hear why I selected this album.
This month I really wanted to feature a female artist and continue the unintentional theme of musicians that came onto the scene and threw everything in the air. Tore up the charts and pop culture at the same time.
Everyone will remember Cyndi Lauper for exploding onto the scene in 1984 with the Album She’s So Unusual. Even if the title doesn’t ring a bell, songs like Time after Time, She Bop, and the impossible to get out of your head “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” will certainly be familiar.
Like everyone else, I’ve ran into Cyndi’s songs on the radio, but I’ve never actually sat down and listened to one of her full albums. This first album spent 77 weeks on the Billboard 200, is certified six times platinum, and Slant Magazine ranks it #22 on the Best Albums of the 80s. My sister also thinks she’s pretty cool.
So, join us at the Sonic Collective this month in enjoying Cyndi Lauper’s debut album She’s so Unusual, and tune in at the end of the month to see if your thoughts are the same as ours. See you then.
Hear our review of this album here.
Album on Wikipedia
Cyndi’s site
Album on iTunes

Review of Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II

Please read Alain DuPuis’ pick for Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II before reading and listening to our reviews below.

Quick Summary: 

  • Worth the hype?
  • Influence us and our tastes?
  • Would we recommend?

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II

Some may find our reviews obvious and wonder why we do them. Well, it is albums like this that can make it more clear. Our intention isn’t to go back in time and be a music critic, it is rather to go back and listen to a great influential album and see how it stands the test of time. We also want to remind music lovers to take the time to listen to albums in their entirety.
Led Zeppelin II is well worth the time. Listen to our review in this post and join us in celebrating a band that shifted the way rock and roll was perceived. It started with the Blues but this English band took it somewhere new.

Our Individual Review Scores
Scott Coates:
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?:5
Influenced my tastes: 5
Worth the hype?: 5
Darren Scott:
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 3.5
Worth the hype? 5
Scott Gregory:
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 4
Worth the hype? 5
Alain DuPuis:
Overall opinion: 5
Would I recommend?: 5
Influenced my tastes: 4
Worth the hype? 5