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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Our Desert Island albums: Teeing up a thought experiment. Wanna play along?

Desert Island Selections - Choose 10 albums!

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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Oasis – Be Here Now

We’re going to rock out this December to Oasis’s third-best album: “Be Here Now”. You may remember it from the singles “D’you know what I mean?”, “Stand by Me”, “All around the world” or “Don’t Go Away.” You may also remember it as the last album that featured the original members. Listen along and see if this album stands the test of time, and what Sonic Collective members think of it. For more media, photos, videos and more reviews, please follow us on your favourite podcast platform and check out thesoniccollective.com

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Review of Jay-Z: The Black Album

Jay-Z's The Black Album

We dove into Jay-Z’s 2003 classic, the Black Album, which was hyped up to be his mic-drop. A magnum opus. His final release before he sailed off into the sunset. As history has shown, Jay-Z did not retire. But was this album worthy of his swan-song? Was this a worthy farewell to the rap game? And how does it sound now, over 20 years later in an era of mumble rap, trap beats, and blending of styles? Find out the answer to these questions and more as we reveal our thoughts and opinions on this one. Spoiler alert: We didn’t all agree!

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Review of MC5: Kick out the Jams

Get ready for a thrilling ride through music history! In the last four episodes, we’ve been grooving to the catchy tunes of one-hit wonders. But now, hold on to your seats because we’re shifting gears. Our very own music aficionado and Sonic Collective member, Darren Scott, has taken us on a journey back to the world of influential albums.

This time, we’re diving headfirst into the debut album of the incomparable Tracy Chapman. Picture this: soul-stirring lyrics, mesmerizing melodies, and a voice that’ll give you goosebumps. We’ve gathered around to dissect this musical masterpiece and explore how it still holds up today.

October 2023 saw us dive into the very first punk album of all time. It’s so the first that it wasn’t even classified as punk at the time. MC5 recorded this, their first album live and we all felt the sound recording and quality was pretty darn good considering how long ago this was done. It stands up.

But when we really got into the music, things took a bit of a turn. We enjoyed a few of the sounds, notably the title track, but found overall this album just became noisy after a couple of tracks and started to down-right irritate some of us. Scott G enjoyed it the most but the rest of us found getting through in one listen a bit of work.

That said, we’re glad we had the experience, as this was really the beginnings of punk and an entirely new sound to the world. We’ve widened our musical knowledge and scope.

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Jay-Z – The Black Album

The Sonic Collective Podcast is back for their September 2023 pick. Darren Scott dives into why he chose this album for a full review. After completing our past four episodes based on 1-hit wonders, this is a great way to show an artist that was huge after one album but mainstream success never followed. Do you remember this album from 1988, or are you just hearing Luke Combs version and thinking that is a beautiful song. Listen along to the original and see if this entire album stands the test of time and what Sonic Collective members think of this.For more media, photos, videos and more reviews, please follow us on your favourite podcast platform and check out thesoniccollective.com

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Review of Tracy Chapman: Self-titled

Tracy Chapman Album Review

Get ready for a thrilling ride through music history! In the last four episodes, we’ve been grooving to the catchy tunes of one-hit wonders. But now, hold on to your seats because we’re shifting gears. Our very own music aficionado and Sonic Collective member, Darren Scott, has taken us on a journey back to the world of influential albums.

This time, we’re diving headfirst into the debut album of the incomparable Tracy Chapman. Picture this: soul-stirring lyrics, mesmerizing melodies, and a voice that’ll give you goosebumps. We’ve gathered around to dissect this musical masterpiece and explore how it still holds up today.

But here’s the twist – while we found ourselves nodding in agreement on some aspects, our opinions and passion for this album couldn’t be more diverse. Is Tracy Chapman an artist worth your precious listening time? Well, there’s only one way to find out: tune in and join the conversation with Darren at The Sonic Collective! 🎵🔊

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MC5 – Kick Out the Jams

This month we’re tackling an album I’ve been aware of for a long time, never listened to, but the time has come.

Kick Out the Jams by MC5 was released in February 1969 and has been classified as proto-punk. While the band formed in 1963, it took a few years for their debut album to come into form, and uniquely, it was recorded live over two nights at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom in 1968. Typically bands release a live album well into their career but MC5 uniquely opted to do so out of the gates.

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