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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.

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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.

    What connects these three albums? – Part 3

    What connects these three albums? – Part 3

    Hey all you collectivists out there. This is Scott G from the Sonic Collective. How's it going? We're on round three of our game of "What's the connection between these albums?" I hope you've been enjoying it as much as we have. I've really enjoyed teasing out what the common threads are between the albums Darren and Scott C picked. Hearing what everyone thought were the direct links along with their more nuanced takes.

    So I've picked three albums that also have some very explicit connections I'm hoping everyone finds along with the different subleties we'll each key on and share.

    This month's albums are, in no particular order:

    Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III,
    Simon and Garfunkle, Bookends, and
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd.

    Now I know what you're thinking, "Hey these albums are practically identical, how are we supposed to pick just a couple similarities???" But I have faith you all will listen along, jot down some notes and join us at the end of the month to hear what the crew teased out too. Until then, this is Scott G from the Sonic Collective signing off.

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    THE REVEAL EPISODE: What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 2

    THE REVEAL EPISODE: What Connects These Three Albums? – Part 2

    Here we are at the end of our second round of Common Threads and what a month it was.
    We listened to Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath, The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses and Permission to Land by the Darkness. Three very different bands and albums and for the most part, everyone seemed to enjoy the musical journey.

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    THE REVEAL EPISODE - What connects these three albums? – Part 1

    THE REVEAL EPISODE - What connects these three albums? – Part 1

    For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Darren Scott is up first and he chose The Modern Lovers self-titled album, R.E.M's Reckoning album and Sonic Youth's Goo album.

    We reveal the connection in this episode. You can listen here and we will put more content on our website at https://TheSonicCollective.com.

    Darren @ The Sonic Collective

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    What connects these three albums? – Part 2

    What connects these three albums? – Part 2

    This month brings the second instalment of our Common Threads round, where we choose three albums that ideally we like and/or are interesting and have one or more common threads that tie them together. I don’t want to say too much about these albums as I’ll likely then give away some of the common threads, but they have all been on my radar for some time and I finally dug in and had a listen. So, without further ado, get ready to strap in and hopefully enjoy Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath, The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses and Permission to Land by the Darkness. Check out https://TheSonicCollective.com site at the end of the month as we discuss what we thought of the albums and any common threads we were able to discover.

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    Review of Lady Gaga - Born This Way

    Review of Lady Gaga - Born This Way

    While the entire team has a deep appreciation for Lady Gaga's talent as a musician and note her unique style, there's some differences of opinion on just how good the album is. Some of the highlights:

    - Lady Gaga pushed many boundaries with her lyrics on this album.

    - Her support for marginalized groups is clearly demonstrated on several tracks adopted as anthems by the LGBTQIA2s+ communities.

    - Age/generation was an influence on how we enjoyed this album.

    Is this album for you? Have a listen to our review and see how the strengths and weaknesses line up with your own impressions.

    Scott G
    The Sonic Collective

    • 35 min
    What connects these three albums? – Part 1

    What connects these three albums? – Part 1

    For the next four months we are changing up our format to try something fun. Each of us will pick three albums that share a common thread. We want you to listen to these albums and try to figure out what the common thread between them is. Member Darren Scott is up first and he chose The Modern Lovers self-titled album, R.E.M's Reckoning album and Sonic Youth's Goo album.

    Listen to the full details of this fun music lovers challenge in this episode and to hear Darren's first pick. There are definitely some hints in this episode. Join us for the next episode to hear the discussion, the guesses and the reveal of what the common thread is. Good luck!

    For full show notes and access to all our shows and media, please join us at https://TheSonicCollective.com.

    Darren @ The Sonic Collective

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