Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson

nilsson schmilsson album cover

For our music review pick for May, 2022, member Darren Scott reveals he recently acquired a large record collection that had been entombed for 40 years. He decided that he would pick one of the albums from this collection to review. Join Darren and listen to all the options he had and how he ended up landing on Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson album.

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Saint Dominic’s Preview by Van Morrison

Saint Dominic's Preview album cover

We’ve gone pretty far afield starting with a taste of neo soul, sliding into a lounge/chillhop and rounding out with a modern throwback to the roots of the genre. Scott is going to take us back and give us a taste of blue eyed soul with Van Morrison’s 1972 album Saint Dominic’s Review.

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Dap-Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

We continue our exploration of soul music with Alain’s pick for March 2022, Dap-Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. This is the group’s debut album, which they self-released after creating their own indie record label to support the funk and soul scene.

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Erykah Badu: Baduizm

For January 2022 Sonic Collective member Darren Scott decided to explore a genre of soul he always really liked, but never made much time for his choice – Neo Soul.

Darren had some of Erykah Badu’s songs on playlists of his but he really wanted to have a better listen to her music, so he decided to select her iconic first album, Baduizm. Listen to why he chose this artist and be sure to listen along this month to the album. We will then release our full review February 1st, 2022.

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Brian Eno: Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks

Our pick for October 2021 is Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno, which is the ninth solo studio by British Eno and was released in 1983. It was a collaboration with his brother and Canadian Daniel Lanois. Many of the tracks have since appeared on soundtracks such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and Heat, among others.

The album was originally recorded as the soundtrack for a feature-length documentary movie called Apollo, but the film went through several iterations and wasn’t particularly well received. But the music has gone on to make a much deeper impression upon listeners since its release.

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Public Image: First Issue

Darren selected the very first album from Public Image, soon to be changed to Public Image Ltd., or PiL as an acronym. This was the project that John Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten of the notorious Sex Pistols started in 1978 directly after the Sex Pistols broke up. Known as one of the strongest Post-Punk bands of all time, it is very interesting to see how John Lydon developed as a writer and a musician.

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Four bands people love to hate

4 Bands People Love to Hate

For April 2021, The Sonic Collective member Darren Scott has chosen the Sleaford Mods, Divide and Exit album. This new and edgy working class electronic punk music is minimalist, raw as hell and has a distinctly new sound. With our world is so much chaos, we need more voices like this, telling it like it is. Enjoy Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn as the Sleaford Mods.

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