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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.

    #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: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast: 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
    #780 Buried Treasures & Singer-Songwriter Nana Adjoa

    #780 Buried Treasures & Singer-Songwriter Nana Adjoa

    It's that time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some new music they're digging that's underneath the mainstream radar. Plus, a conversation with Dutch-Ghanaian singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa.

    • 50 min
    #779 Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President & Hanif Abdurraquib

    #779 Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President & Hanif Abdurraquib

    On the eve of a presidential election, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the new documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President about how Carter changed the way politicians interact with musicians. Plus, poet and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib talks about hosting the new season of the Lost Notes podcast on 1980.

    • 50 min

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