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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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    • 4.5 • 101 Ratings

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.

    A classic house track that inspired a top single of 2021

    A classic house track that inspired a top single of 2021

    In this bonus episode, Jim shares a classic of Chicago house music that was reworked into one of his favorite singles on 2021.

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    • 6 min
    Robert Finley, Opinions on Neil Young, The Weeknd & Turnstile, Plus Peter Bogdanovich

    Robert Finley, Opinions on Neil Young, The Weeknd & Turnstile, Plus Peter Bogdanovich

    For much of his life, Robert Finley's musical talent was a buried treasure, but with "Sharecropper's Son" he made one of the best albums of 2021. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Finley about his unconventional path to a music career. They also revisit their 2008 conversation with the late director Peter Bogdanovich about his Tom Petty documentary film. Plus, the hosts review new albums from Turnstile, The Weeknd and Neil Young.

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    • 50 min
    Peter Bogdanovich on Tom Petty

    Peter Bogdanovich on Tom Petty

    In this bonus episode, director Peter Bogdanovich talks with Jim and Greg about his Tom Petty documentary, "Runnin' Down A Dream." Bogdanovich died on January 6 at age 82.

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    • 16 min
    The Top Singles of 2021 & Greg's Mixtape

    The Top Singles of 2021 & Greg's Mixtape

    Some songs can define our memory of a year when we look back. Host Jim DeRogatis and production staff share the songs that defined 2021 for them. Plus, host Greg Kot shares his 2021 mixtape and pays tribute to musicians who died in 2021.

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    • 51 min
    A great song by a cool band, made popular by a pop star

    A great song by a cool band, made popular by a pop star

    In this bonus podcast, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that became very popular for a pop star, but whose songwriter remained obscure.

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    • 4 min
    "Gimme Shelter" Singer Merry Clayton & Author Dawnie Walton

    "Gimme Shelter" Singer Merry Clayton & Author Dawnie Walton

    Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about what inspired her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, a fantasy rock history about a fierce black singer in the 1970s. Plus Jim and Greg talk with Merry Clayton, whose iconic performance on "Gimme Shelter" still didn't make her a household name.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

RobButterfield ,

Great range of music

Thanks for this! Keep up the good work

nick129486627749 ,

Love the music. Hate the woke politics

Used to love listening to you guys. Discovered a lot of great new music through this show. However, I would recommend leaving your political views out of the show.

John Hughes fan ,

My go-to music podcast

This is a great music podcast from a couple credible and knowledgeable music critics. I don’t listen to all the episodes, but when the topic is interesting to me, I know I’m in for a great show. I particularly enjoy when they go deep on a subject, like they did re: synthesizer Moog keyboards, or the episode dedicated to the legacy of Grateful Dead was excellent — enough rich content to appeal to newbies and superfans alike. Love the show, please keep it going for many years to come!

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