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Sonic Inspiration | Aaliyah (2001) | Playlist

Sonic Inspiration is our weekly playlist series which puts us to the task of curating a playlist of tracks which we feel are sonically inspired by a particular album. Expect to find a new playlist every Thursday.

Aaliyah’s 2001 self-titled album is a certified classic. The late singer pushed the boundaries while staying true to the sound that we've all came to know and love. To this day, the impact of this album can be felt across a number of new-age artist projects. With that in mind, we curated a playlist filled with gems from artists who we feel might have been sonically inspired by Aaliyah’s innovative album. With sounds from the likes of H.E.R., Ciara, Ray BLK, FKA twigs and NAO, Sonic Inspirations certainly highlights the impact and influence of Aaliyah’s career-defining LP. 



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