King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King

For February 2023 we will listen to and share thought on King Crimson’s 1969 debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. They have been cited by countless, legendary bands as a major influence and In the Court of the Crimson King, their debut album, noted as their best and also an inspiration to a slew of bands. Enjoy the listen ahead!

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Our podcast album review selection for January 2023 by Darren Scott, is Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. Listen to Darren explain why he thought this particular album was worth revisiting and why you should probably make some time to listen to this classic. Pink Floyd were at the forefront of exploring concept albums, atmospheric and ambient sounds and experiences. Does this 1975 album stand the test of time? Listen along and join us at the beginning of February for the album review.

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What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 4

What Connects These Albums - Pt 4

For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Alain Dupuis is up this month and he chose A Trick of the Tail by Genesis, The Real Thing by Faith No More, and Human by 3 Days Grace

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What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 3

For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Scott Gregory is up this month and he chose Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin III, Simon and Garfunkle’s Bookends, and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd.

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What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 2

What's the connection?

For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Scott Coates is up this month and he chose The Stone Roses self-titled album, Black Sabbath self-titled album and The Darkness Permission to Land album.

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What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 1

For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Darren Scott is up first and he chose The Modern Lovers self-titled album, R.E.M’s Reckoning album and Sonic Youth’s Goo album.

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Alice in Chains – Dirt

Alice in Chains

Alain here, with our pick for July 2022. A couple of months ago, my girlfriend seemed to have stumbled onto the band Alice in Chains for the first time, and very quickly began extolling their music, and specifically their album Dirt as being pure genius. High praise from someone who has never really demonstrated much interest in 90s alt rock. So I pretty much HAVE to check it out, right? And why not bring the Sonic Collective family along for the ride!

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Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

Joy Division

I’ve heard the strange legacy of Ian Curtis, who committed suicide in May 1980, mentioned on a number of episodes of The Ongoing History of New Music with Alan Cross and been intrigued. When I started out as a DJ at Lloyd’s Recreation in Calgary as a teenager, Blue Monday and Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order were huge and some of the original 12-inch singles I learned how to beat-mix on. I had no idea that Joy Division was the precursor to New Order back then and it’s time to see where their roots came from.

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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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