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.Continue reading
Closing out the round of Soul selections, the Sonic Collective team shares their thoughts on Van Morrison’s album Saint Dominic’s Preview.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
As we continue to explore the musical genre of Soul, Sonic Collective member Alain Dupuis has chosen for us to review Dap-Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. This album was released in 2002, but you’d never know it by listening to it. As part of the Brooklyn soul revivalist movement that kicked off in the early 2000s, this album sounds like it belongs straight out of the 1960s.Continue reading
Essentially a two person ‘band’, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza wrote, produced, and recorded this on their own, with guest Pam Bricker featured on a few tracks.The gang was not united in their feelings about our pick for February, Thievery Corporation’s, The Mirror Conspiracy, which was originally released in 2000. Half of us loved it, while the other half were not so enthusiastic and for a variety of reasons.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
To kick off the new year, and our 8th year of The Sonic Collective, our four members have decided to select an influential album within the genre of soul. The first selection from member Darren Scott is the highly regarded Baduizm album from Neo Soul artist Erykah Badu.
Listen along to hear what we thought of this album and if we felt it stood the test of time. We may have also made fun of Adam Levine, but he probably deserves it.Continue reading
While auditing other options, I settled on a band that’s intrigued me for some time, has lots of soul within, and will hopefully fit the bill: The Mirror Conspiracy by Thievery Corporation is our pick for February 2022.Continue reading
Here’s our review of our pick for December, 2021. Dig into the discussion of Butch Vig’s production and Shirley Manson’s lyrics. There’s a good chance if you were listening to music in the 90s, you’ll recognize the mashup of styles and sounds Garbage blends together.Continue reading
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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