SonicDiscovery

SonicDiscovery

Los Angeles, CA Thanks for the 200 Followers!!

Best of 2021

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George Lewis Jr. has had an interesting trajectory as Twin Shadow. He first got tons of indie cred from his stellar first two releases (2010’s Forget & 2012’s Confess), took a big nose dive in quality on the overtly polished major label debut (2015’s Eclipse) and then released an album that every publication seems to ignore (2018’s Caer is actually pretty good). On his newest and self-titled fifth effort, Lewis tries something vastly different by going into a funk ... read more
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I first checked out Nandi Plunkett and her Half Waif project last year on The Caretaker and although a lot of those songs were great, it was missing out on more uptempo tracks, so it’s great that she more than makes up for that flaw on her newest album Mythopoetics. Nandi has proven to be a fully capable producer on her own (check out “Fortress” or “Sodium & Cigarettes” for proof), but here partnering with Zubin Hensler was the right move, as ... read more
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Talking Heads were already on a great trajectory with their previous efforts, but on their groundbreaking fourth album Remain in Light they reach a new height. The album is seen by many (myself included) as the bands best, with a combination of great grooves, driving percussion, creative arrangements and poignant lyrics from Byrne. The first half holds four of their best tracks ever (“Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)”, “Crosseyed and Painless”, “The Great ... read more
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Atlanta singer Mariah the Scientist might come across as another run of the mill r&b songstress, but her production choices and melancholy melodies found through her sophomore effort RY RY WORLD as just candy to my ears. Some tracks do provide a bit of bounce to the tracklist (“Walked In”, “Maybe”), but Mariah really excels when the tempos are slow, the synths are spacey and the sentiment is kept somber. Check out how well the sound of “RIP”, “All ... read more
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Australian singer and rapper Tkay Maidza really wowed me last year with the versatility brought forth on her second volume of Last Year Was Weird EP’s and although I was hoping for a longer LP to come next, we get Vol. 3 of the series and it’s equally as impressive. It’s crazy that the girl on the smooth “Onto Me” and “Cashmere” is the same as the same as that on the gritty “Syrup” and “Kim”. Then adding in the disco groove of ... read more

Shoutbox

Jun 13, 2021
Hello AOTY! im putting together a list of albums and i want your help

The question is
What is the best album to listen to on a roadtrip?
This isnt genre specific just have fun
Pio
May 17, 2021
Helllo, namaste🙏🏻, loved your reviews and followed you. My 2nd conceptual EP 'Marine Affairs' has been just released and I will request you from my heart to check it once. I consists 4 songs (English majorly, with some tinge of hindi and Bengali in 2 track) and it will take only 8 minutes. I know you are busy enough but will be grateful if you review it on AOTY. Your review means a lot. It's a very novice attempt and I am learning, so I will request you to put a very honest review off course. Hope you are in safest of condition in this very hard times. If you do, it will make my day. Thanks in advance for your precious time. ✨🙏🏻
attaching the Spotify and AOTY link:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/25oRbU37c08FvTYbAhoRhI?si=rjGcGrEBRYu1erloZ-EeAw&utm_source=copy-link

AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/362334-bodhisattya-pal-marine-affairs.php
Apr 22, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Awesome 100’s list by the way!
Apr 21, 2021
Thank you so much!
Apr 13, 2021
most of mine are parodies, you wont find too much good stuff because im overrated af
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Really solid reviews!
Apr 10, 2021
good reviews, well written
Mar 30, 2021
california gang!!!
Mar 12, 2021
Thanks for following!!!! ⠀
Mar 12, 2021
wait nevermind sorry lol

About

I takes a glimpse at the newest music being released and features the stuff I feel is worth checking out and occasionally covers other things that won't be for everyone.

I also take a deep dive into older artists discographies to see how they have left a lasting impact. I'm currently covering the discography of the groundbreaking band Talking Heads.

Join me on the wild ride of discover music.

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50-59
 
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40-49
 
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10-19
 

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