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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

    #807 The Story of Malaco Records, Opinions on Miranda Lambert & girl in red

    #807 The Story of Malaco Records, Opinions on Miranda Lambert & girl in red

    Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Rob Bowman about his book, "The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story." Plus, they review new records by Miranda Lambert and girl in red.

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    Bonus podcast 25: More from Nancy Wilson

    Bonus podcast 25: More from Nancy Wilson

    We talk more with Nancy about the future of Heart, her film score work and Jim and Nancy meeting on the set of Almost Famous.

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    #806 Nancy Wilson of Heart, Opinions on Art d'Ecco & Marianne Faithfull

    #806 Nancy Wilson of Heart, Opinions on Art d'Ecco & Marianne Faithfull

    For decades, Heart’s Nancy Wilson has been connecting with audiences through her masterful guitar playing and spot-on harmony vocals. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with her about her illustrious career and her debut studio solo album. Plus, they review new records from Art d'Ecco and Marianne Faithfull.

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    Bonus podcast 24: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 24: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Greg pays tribute to the bassist of one of the greatest black rock bands ever.

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    #805 Hip Hop History, Opinions on Dawn Richard & Dry Cleaning, Beach Bunny

    #805 Hip Hop History, Opinions on Dawn Richard & Dry Cleaning, Beach Bunny

    Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview authors Jeff Chang and Davey D about their new edition of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," the essential hip hop history first published 16 years ago. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Dry Cleaning and Dawn Richard and hear what song got Beach Bunny inspired to pursue music as a career.

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    Bonus podcast 23: Jim's DIJ

    Bonus podcast 23: Jim's DIJ

    Jim shares a song to celebrate getting his Pfizer vaccination.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

SteveAWillis ,

Luv’em

Greg & Jim are really entertaining and I do my best to spread the gospel on what a good listen they provide. Many thanks guys- keep on rocking!

chambaby ,

Listen, Laff and Bin it!

Two old white quasi hipster dudes talking to other white hipsters. U know, the kind who dish it but can’t take it. Opinion style: Totally predictable. I wouldn’t bother writing this xcept theyre sneery and smug as ... Verdict: Listen, laff and bin it.

StephenMc2000 ,

For music lovers

This is a weekly sonic love letter to music. I learn something new every episode and I’ve been introduced to so much new and great music. Love it!

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