Sonic Sum

Sonic Sum is an American hip hop group based in Bronx, New York.[1] It consists of Rob Sonic, Fred Ones, Eric M.O., and Preservation.[2] The group was described by CMJ New Music Monthly as "hip-hop's Radiohead".[3]

Sonic Sum
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1998–2004
Labels
Members

In 1999, Sonic Sum released the first studio album, The Sanity Annex, on Ozone Music.[4] It has received critical acclaim worldwide.[5] XLR8R called it "one of the most criminally slept-on albums of the indie hip-hop boom".[6] In 2002, the group released the second studio album, Films, exclusively in Japan.[7] It was released in the US in 2004 and released on Definitive Jux in 2008.[8]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

  • The Sanity Annex (1999)
  • Films (2004)

EPs

  • Plaster Man (2002)
  • Operazor (2003)

Singles

  • "Downtown Maze" / "Skypirate" (1998)
  • "Callarama Gala" / "Flatlands" (1999)
  • "Himbro St." / "It's an Ashtray" (2000)
  • "Rocket" / "Oscillator" (2001)
  • "Films" (2003)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coleman, Brian (November 1999). "Sonic Sum - The Sanity Annex". CMJ New Music Monthly: 67.
  2. ^ Macgregor, Jody. "Films - Sonic Sum". AllMusic. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Relic, Peter (October 2000). "Radiohead + Rap = Sonic Sum?". CMJ New Music Monthly: 10.
  4. ^ Hart, Ron (May 22, 2000). "Sonic Sum - The Sanity Annex". CMJ New Music Report: 27.
  5. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "Sonic Sum - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Herman, Max (April 29, 2008). "Sonic Sum: Films". XLR8R. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  7. ^ McGarvey, Evan (May 8, 2008). "Sonic Sum: Films". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  8. ^ Mouallem, Omar (April 2008). "Sonic Sum - Films". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 16, 2014.

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