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Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

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Latest Episodes

#738 The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, R.I.P. Neil Peart & Opinions on Beach Slang

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys elevated pop music to new artistic heights with the band's 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds. With its ingenious orchestrations and earnest lyrics, the album remains an enormous influence to this day. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a Classic Album Dissection of Pet Sounds. They also review the new album from punk band Beach Slang and bid farewell to Neil Peart of Rush.

56 MIN19 h ago
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#738 The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, R.I.P. Neil Peart & Opinions on Beach Slang

#737 Buried Treasures & Folk Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley

A new year calls for new tunes. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout for great new music beyond the FM dial and this week they share their latest finds. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection. They'll also talk to folk singer-songwriter Joan Shelley about recording her latest album in Iceland and how her Louisville, Kentucky heritage manifests in her music.

57 MIN1 w ago
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#737 Buried Treasures & Folk Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley

#736 Songs About Pot, Rock Doctors & Angie McMahon

As of January 1, 2020, Illinois joins several states in legalizing recreational marijuana. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot acknowledge the numerous songs about weed and share some of their favorites. Plus, Jim and Greg are the rock doctors, finding walk up music for a martial artist. They also find out what unique song got singer-songwriter Angie McMahon hooked on sonics.

57 MIN2 w ago
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#736 Songs About Pot, Rock Doctors & Angie McMahon

#735 Albums of the Decade, Greg's Mixtape, Juice WRLD & Roy Loney

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot close out 2019 and the 2010s by sharing some of their best albums of the decade. Then, Greg will share his annual mixtape and the hosts will discuss musicians the world lost this year, including rapper Juice WRLD and Flamin' Groovies lead singer Roy Loney.

57 MIN3 w ago
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#735 Albums of the Decade, Greg's Mixtape, Juice WRLD & Roy Loney

#734 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2019 with Andy Cirzan

It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He shares his bizarre holiday music finds and the stories behind them with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.

56 MIN2019 DEC 20
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#734 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2019 with Andy Cirzan

#733 The Best Albums of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and listeners about their favorites.

58 MIN2019 DEC 13
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#733 The Best Albums of 2019

#732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Casey Rae about his book on Burroughs and "the cult of Rock 'n' Roll." They also review new albums from Leonard Cohen and singer and violinist Sudan Archives.

58 MIN2019 DEC 6
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#732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

#731 Thanksgiving Leftovers & DJ Shadow on Sampling

As we finish eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot clear out musical discussions still left over from earlier in the year. From chart-topping phenomenons to surprising archival finds, there was just too much music this year to cover it all as it happened. Plus, DJ Shadow explains how he found the sample for his latest single, "Rocket Fuel."

57 MIN2019 NOV 29
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#731 Thanksgiving Leftovers & DJ Shadow on Sampling

#730 Songs That Make You Cry, Opinions on The Replacements & FKA twigs

For one reason or another, everyone has got a handful of songs that make them cry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the songs that bring tears to their eyes. They also review something old and something new: they revisit The Replacements' album Don't Tell a Soul 30 years later and share their thoughts on the new record from FKA twigs.

59 MIN2019 NOV 22
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#730 Songs That Make You Cry, Opinions on The Replacements & FKA twigs

#729 Buried Treasures & Bobby Rush

As we all settle in for the season, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot figure Sound Opinions listeners are ready for a playlist refresh. This week, they dip into the wealth of great new music beyond the FM dial and play you some Buried Treasures. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection. Plus, blues legend Bobby Rush shares the song that got him Hooked on Sonics.

58 MIN2019 NOV 15
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#729 Buried Treasures & Bobby Rush

Latest Episodes

#738 The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, R.I.P. Neil Peart & Opinions on Beach Slang

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys elevated pop music to new artistic heights with the band's 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds. With its ingenious orchestrations and earnest lyrics, the album remains an enormous influence to this day. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a Classic Album Dissection of Pet Sounds. They also review the new album from punk band Beach Slang and bid farewell to Neil Peart of Rush.

56 MIN19 h ago
Comments
#738 The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, R.I.P. Neil Peart & Opinions on Beach Slang

#737 Buried Treasures & Folk Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley

A new year calls for new tunes. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout for great new music beyond the FM dial and this week they share their latest finds. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection. They'll also talk to folk singer-songwriter Joan Shelley about recording her latest album in Iceland and how her Louisville, Kentucky heritage manifests in her music.

57 MIN1 w ago
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#737 Buried Treasures & Folk Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley

#736 Songs About Pot, Rock Doctors & Angie McMahon

As of January 1, 2020, Illinois joins several states in legalizing recreational marijuana. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot acknowledge the numerous songs about weed and share some of their favorites. Plus, Jim and Greg are the rock doctors, finding walk up music for a martial artist. They also find out what unique song got singer-songwriter Angie McMahon hooked on sonics.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#736 Songs About Pot, Rock Doctors & Angie McMahon

#735 Albums of the Decade, Greg's Mixtape, Juice WRLD & Roy Loney

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot close out 2019 and the 2010s by sharing some of their best albums of the decade. Then, Greg will share his annual mixtape and the hosts will discuss musicians the world lost this year, including rapper Juice WRLD and Flamin' Groovies lead singer Roy Loney.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#735 Albums of the Decade, Greg's Mixtape, Juice WRLD & Roy Loney

#734 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2019 with Andy Cirzan

It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He shares his bizarre holiday music finds and the stories behind them with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.

56 MIN2019 DEC 20
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#734 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2019 with Andy Cirzan

#733 The Best Albums of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and listeners about their favorites.

58 MIN2019 DEC 13
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#733 The Best Albums of 2019

#732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Casey Rae about his book on Burroughs and "the cult of Rock 'n' Roll." They also review new albums from Leonard Cohen and singer and violinist Sudan Archives.

58 MIN2019 DEC 6
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#732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

#731 Thanksgiving Leftovers & DJ Shadow on Sampling

As we finish eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot clear out musical discussions still left over from earlier in the year. From chart-topping phenomenons to surprising archival finds, there was just too much music this year to cover it all as it happened. Plus, DJ Shadow explains how he found the sample for his latest single, "Rocket Fuel."

57 MIN2019 NOV 29
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#731 Thanksgiving Leftovers & DJ Shadow on Sampling

#730 Songs That Make You Cry, Opinions on The Replacements & FKA twigs

For one reason or another, everyone has got a handful of songs that make them cry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the songs that bring tears to their eyes. They also review something old and something new: they revisit The Replacements' album Don't Tell a Soul 30 years later and share their thoughts on the new record from FKA twigs.

59 MIN2019 NOV 22
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#730 Songs That Make You Cry, Opinions on The Replacements & FKA twigs

#729 Buried Treasures & Bobby Rush

As we all settle in for the season, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot figure Sound Opinions listeners are ready for a playlist refresh. This week, they dip into the wealth of great new music beyond the FM dial and play you some Buried Treasures. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection. Plus, blues legend Bobby Rush shares the song that got him Hooked on Sonics.

58 MIN2019 NOV 15
Comments
#729 Buried Treasures & Bobby Rush
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