Join our team of music fans on a journey to determine if influential music from the past has withstood the test of time. Our panel listens for a month and then informs you of which classic albums are worth a revisit. Episodes released monthly.
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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Album Selection - Oct 21 - Brian Eno: Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
Our pick for October 2021 is 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. Many of the tracks have since appeared on soundtracks such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and Heat, among others.
The album was originally recorded as the soundtrack for a feature-length documentary movie called Apollo, but the film went through several iterations and wasn’t particularly well received. But the music has gone on to make a much deeper impression upon listeners since its release.
Album Selection - Public Image: First Issue
September 2021 features a selection from Sonic Collective member Darren Scott. Darren selected the very first album from Public Image, soon to be changed to Public Image Ltd., or PiL as an acronym. This was the project that John Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten of the notorious Sex Pistols started in 1978 directly after the Sex Pistols broke up. Known as one of the strongest Post-Punk bands of all time, it is very interesting to see how John Lydon developed as a writer and a musician. Listen along this month and then join us for our next episode on October 1, 2021 to hear what the Sonic Collective members think of this album, and if it still stands up today as the classic album it is touted for being.
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Four Bands People Love to Hate
Some bands are universally acknowledged as being incredible. Monumental albums, amazing concerts, solid track records, and they’ve survived the test of time. But then there are those bands that, despite posting huge record sales, play sold-out tours worldwide, and hold a place in popular culture, are reviled by many and are the butt of industry jokes.
This month, we’ll take a closer look at four bands who find themselves in that category. The bands? In no particular order, Creed, Limp Bizkit, Dave Matthews Band, and of course, Nickelback.
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Bands People Love to Hate Episode Details
Some bands are universally acknowledged as being incredible. Monumental albums, incredible concerts, solid track records, and they’ve survived the test of time. But then there are those bands that despite huge record sales, tours that sell out, and still having a place in popular culture, are reviled by many and are the butt of industry jokes.
This month, we’ll look at, and listen to, four bands that have had massive album sales, can still fill sizeable concerts, but are hated by many. But why are they hated and by who? Is it justified? What do people like about them, and more importantly, what do they supposedly hate? Listen to our criteria and join us back on September 1st to hear our thoughts on whether these four bands deserve their hatred among certain groups of people. Get full show notes, access to all our episodes and much more content at TheSonicCollective.com.
Review of Bjork: 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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