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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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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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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Tracy Chapman – Self Titled

Tracy Chapman

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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One Hit Wonders: The Wallflowers – Bringing Down the Horse

This is the last of our four podcast episodes reviewing what are considered to be one-hit wonders. Loosely meaning that the album had one or so big singles, then we likely never really heard from the band again. Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers had a monster second album based off the strength of One Headlight, a single that led to two Grammy wins for them. Is that all they had in the tank? Are we set yet on the measures we used to judge? Tune in and find out.

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One Hit Wonders: Blu Cantrell – So Blu

Blu Cantrell - So Blu

For the next four podcast episodes we will be reviewing what are considered to be one-hit wonders. Here we are on our second of four picks with our One Hit Wonders series, looking at artists and albums that were One Hit Wonders – loosely meaning that the album had one or so big singles, then we likely never really heard from the band again. I’ve always liked the song You Get What You Give by New Radicals, bought the album when it came out, but don’t remember listening to it beyond the single, and have been listening to that single a lot recently. Then the Foo Fighters announced Josh Freese as their new drummer in May 2023, and while reading about him, I noticed he drummed on two songs from Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too by New Radicals, and decided to make this my pick for the month. – Scott Coates @ The Sonic Collective

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One Hit Wonders: New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too

For the next four podcast episodes we will be reviewing what are considered to be one-hit wonders. Here we are on our second of four picks with our One Hit Wonders series, looking at artists and albums that were One Hit Wonders – loosely meaning that the album had one or so big singles, then we likely never really heard from the band again. I’ve always liked the song You Get What You Give by New Radicals, bought the album when it came out, but don’t remember listening to it beyond the single, and have been listening to that single a lot recently. Then the Foo Fighters announced Josh Freese as their new drummer in May 2023, and while reading about him, I noticed he drummed on two songs from Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too by New Radicals, and decided to make this my pick for the month. – Scott Coates @ The Sonic Collective

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