Brian Wilson’s “Good Vibrations” has been called a pocket symphony. For this fellow autistic, it is also a sensory symphony that speaks to my wiring.
Here are five pocket sensory symphonies, starting with the version of “Good Vibrations” from the “Smile Sessions”, that flood my neurology in a good way. This sequence really works for me.
I don’t know if Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females is also autistic, but I identify with her music as a disabled neurodivergent and claim her as a neurosibling in my headcanon. She has two towering, monumental, tidal wave songs on here that fill the immensity of a near-field sound stage and give me bumps and shivers.
I listen to these in the sweet spot of a near-field listening setup with that Rickenbacker thumping against my legs through a subwoofer port. Your tingle levels may vary.
For more music from Screaming Females and chronic, neurodivergent, depressed, queer punks: