Review of Dap-Dippin’: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings circa 2015

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.

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Review of The Mirror Conspiracy: Thievery Corporation

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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.

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Review of Erykah Badu: Baduizm

Erykah Badu Baduizm Reviw

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.

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Review of Brian Eno: Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks

Here’s our review of our pick for October 2021, 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. Have a listen to hear what we thought of it.

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Review of Public Image: First Issue

Many music fans know of the punk revolution in the late 1970s that highlighted the band The Sex Pistols and their eccentric, passionate and often blasted-on-drugs-and-alcohol lead man, Johhny Lydon, aka Johhny Rotten. Johhny was quite jaded and was upset at how the Sex Pistols ended and wanted to make his own music. Cue his new band, Public Image. For September 2021, Sonic Collective member Darren Scott selected this first Public Image, soon to be Public Image Ltd. album, First Issue. It’s raw, it’s angry, it’s experimental, it’s post-punk, and it pushed our reviewers to the edge. Listen to our review of this 1978 album and hear how it stands up against the test of time and our musical palates.

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Review of Björk: Homogenic

For July 2021, Sonic Collective member Scott Gregory chose to review the pride of Iceland, Bjork’s 3rd studio album, Homogenic. None of the four of us within the Sonic Collective had ever listened to any full album from Bjork, so we were intrigued. Listen and you will find out why all four of us respected the artistry, we just had a rough time trying to understand and get into the album. In what scenario can you put this album on? What the heck is going on in the track Pluto? Is Bjork an alien from Bladerunner movies? To learn the answer to all of these questions, please listen along and visit us at TheSonicCollective.com for full show notes, links and media. Enjoy … we didn’t. Sorry Birch Tree lady.

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