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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 • 28 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.

    Paying tribute to the kindest Assassin known to the music world

    Paying tribute to the kindest Assassin known to the music world

    In this bonus podcast, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in tribute to Joe Cassidy of the band Assassins among other projects, who died suddenly at 51.

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    • 6 min
    Woodstock '99 & Guests' Desert Island Jukebox Picks

    Woodstock '99 & Guests' Desert Island Jukebox Picks

    This week, we hear what songs some of our past guests like Todd Rundgren and Tune-Yards would want with them on a desert island. Plus hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music journalist Steven Hyden about the new documentary "Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage."

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    • 51 min
    Alejandro Escovedo and mental health care for musicians

    Alejandro Escovedo and mental health care for musicians

    In this bonus podcast news contributor Althea Legaspi talks with Alejandro Escovedo about his work to make mental health care accessible to music industry professionals. Jim, Greg and Althea also discuss the state of mental health in the music industry more broadly, including the recent developments with Britney Spears.

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    • 25 min
    Buried Treasures, Biz Markie & Damon Locks

    Buried Treasures, Biz Markie & Damon Locks

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some music you may have missed that you need to hear. We call these songs buried treasures. Plus, they talk with Damon Locks about his Black Monument Ensemble project, bid farewell to Biz Markie and hear from some listeners.

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    • 51 min
    Comedian Chris Gethard

    Comedian Chris Gethard

    In this bonus podcast producer Andrew Gill interviews comedian Chris Gethard about his new stand up special "Half My Life" and the connections between music and comedy.

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    • 34 min
    Dawn Richard, Opinions on Sault & Lucy Dacus

    Dawn Richard, Opinions on Sault & Lucy Dacus

    Dawn Richard is a thriving indie artist making exciting and genre blending music on her own terms. But nothing could have prepared her for the chaos that would come from beginning her career as a member of the Diddy-constructed pop group, Danity Kane. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Dawn about her fantastic new album Second Line and about her unconventional musical trajectory. They’ll also review some new music.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Matt Worrall ,

Great way to keep up with things stateside

Really enjoyable romp through whats going on in music with a consistently high standard of guest. The focus is heavily on independent and classic rock (but with some hip hop and R&B getting the occasional look in). Presenters Jim & Greg are enjoyably opinionated and take a strong line on how the recording industry is shooting itself in the foot (but could sometimes let their guests get a word in edgeways a little more!). As a UK listener I find it very useful to get some intelligence on what US bands are coming through.

SimonTime ,

High quality music podcast

The best music podcast I have found. I listen to mostly American music, and it is enjoyable to hear them cut through the hype surrounding British pop singers like Adele and Duffy, who are praised disproportionately in the Uk. They have a deep knowledge of musical history, and save for the occasional bit of pretentiousness, I have the utmost respect for their opinions

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