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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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    • 4.6 • 94 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.

    #783 Review Roundup & Pylon

    #783 Review Roundup & Pylon

    It's time for another review roundup. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their opinions on new records by AC/DC, Beabadoobee and more. Plus, a conversation with members of the Georgia post-punk band Pylon.

    • 50 min
    Bonus podcast 3: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 3: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Jim and Greg have so many Desert Island Jukebox picks that we're sharing them as midweek podcast episodes.

    • 8 min
    #782 Bob Mould & The Story of Hawkwind

    #782 Bob Mould & The Story of Hawkwind

    Since his days fronting Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has been one of hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot's favorite politically-minded artists. His latest album may be his most directly political and he returns to the show to discuss it. Then we hear the story of the English space rock band Hawkwind from author Joe Banks.

    • 50 min
    Bonus podcast 2: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 2: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Jim and Greg have so many Desert Island Jukebox picks that we're going to start sharing them as midweek podcast episodes.

    • 9 min
    #781 Tribute Albums

    #781 Tribute Albums

    A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine through. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all things tribute and review the last release from late producer Hal Willner, a tribute to Marc Bolan.

    • 49 min
    Bonus podcast: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Jim and Greg have so many Desert Island Jukebox picks that we're going to start sharing them as midweek podcast episodes.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

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!

ryansenseless ,

Excellent source of new music

This podcast is fantastic. From the live performances to in-depth discussion of genres, Greg and Jim really highlight what's happening in music today. While I don't always agree with their "buy it, burn it, trash it" reviews, it does get me to check out new music. A can't miss for music nerds

GuitarGuy08 ,

Essential Music Listening

An amazing show, one that is essential to any musician or music lover who wants to discover new music and keep up to date with artists new and old. The Desert Island Jukebox alone would make it worth downloading, but that's just the last five minutes of the show. Highly recommended.

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