This Album Influenced That Album – Bad Brains Influenced Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut album, released in 1995, bears noticeable influences from Bad Brains’ “Rock for Light,” a seminal hardcore punk album released in 1983. Dave Grohl, the driving force behind the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana, has often cited Bad Brains as one of his major musical inspirations. The raw energy, aggressive sound, and punk ethos of Bad Brains significantly shaped Grohl’s approach to the Foo Fighters’ early music.

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Fiona Apple – Tidal

Fiona Apple - Tidal

Scott’s selection for May 2024 is Fiona Apple’s 1996 debut album Tidal. Easily recognized by her unique vocal sound. Fiona’s vibe bridges rock and grunge perfectly, giving us a darker contrast to contemporaries like Alanis Morrissette. Listen along and find out share your thoughts with us at the end of the month.

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Review of John Mayer – Continuum

Our pick for March 2024 was John Mayer’s third studio album, Continuum, which was released on September 12, 2006.

As sometimes happen when we share post-listening thoughts, we differed a bit on this one, with one TSC member really not liking the album, but most of us aligned on it sort of just being hhmm. Not great, not bad, just there, and potentially a great album to cut vegetables to.

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The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land

Album Selection: The Fat of the Land, by The Prodigy

Alain’s selection for April 2024 has us exploring the monumental impact of The Prodigy’s ‘The Fat of the Land’ on the late ’90s music landscape, and its lasting influence on electronic and rock genres. Join us for a deep dive into this iconic album’s legacy.

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Review of The Cure – The Head on the Door

The Cure – The Head on the Door
Step into the captivating world of timeless music with our podcast, where we delve deep into the iconic albums that have shaped the landscape of rock and alternative music. This month, we turn our spotlight on “The Head on the Door” by The Cure, a seminal album that has left an indelible mark on generations of music lovers. Join us as we dissect each track, exploring the album’s innovative soundscapes, poignant lyrics, and enduring influence on the music industry.

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John Mayer – Continuum

Check out our album selection for March 2024. Continuum is Mayer’s third studio album, was released on September 12, 2006, and took about a year-and-a-half to record, which happened in New York, LA, and Memphis. It’s noted as making a departure from his pop side, transitioning into a more blues / soul vibe, and notably was produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, who is now the Rolling Stones’ drummer. Listen to this and get access to more episodes and content at https://thesoniccollective.com

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The Cure – The Head on the Door

“The Head on the Door” is not just an album; it’s a testament to The Cure’s versatility and their knack for pushing musical boundaries. As we embark on this exploration of “The Head on the Door,” be prepared to be immersed in a world of sonic innovation, where every note is a brushstroke on the canvas of alternative rock history.

So, join me as we unravel the layers of “The Head on the Door” by The Cure, an album that not only defined an era but continues to resonate with generations of music lovers. Stay tuned for a deep dive into the tracks that make this album a timeless masterpiece.

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Choosing 10 albums to listen to for the rest of our lives | Our desert island thought experiment

We reveal our choices

If you could only choose 10 albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what would those be and why? Tune in to hear Alain tee up the preposterous scenario behind this month’s episode. This isn’t your average The Sonic Collective episode. Come and play along!

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