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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 • 29 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.

    Buried Treasures & Tamar Aphek

    Buried Treasures & Tamar Aphek

    With the volume of music released each week, some is bound to not get the attention it deserves. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their recent finds and shine a light on them. They also talk with Israeli musician Tamar Aphek about her album "All Bets Are Off."

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    • 50 min
    Leon Bridges on honing his Gold-Diggers Sound

    Leon Bridges on honing his Gold-Diggers Sound

    In this bonus podcast, Sound Opinions associate producer Sol Delgadillo interviews return guest Leon Bridges about his third album "Gold-Diggers Sound" and what it's like to hear his song "The River" so often in auditions for The Voice.

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    • 14 min
    Glam Rocker Art d'Ecco, Opinions on Drake & Halsey

    Glam Rocker Art d'Ecco, Opinions on Drake & Halsey

    In the great glam rock tradition, Art d’Ecco is making dynamic, melodic music as his costumed alter ego. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with singer, songwriter and keyboardist Art d’Ecco about his new album In Standard Definition, influences like Brian Eno and Marc Bolan and more. Plus, the hosts review the latest from Drake and the new Halsey record produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

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    • 49 min
    Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond talks with Althea Legaspi, plus a live music update

    Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond talks with Althea Legaspi, plus a live music update

    In this bonus episode contributor Althea Legaspi talks with DJ Beverly Bond about her organization, Black Girls Rock! Althea also talks with Jim and Greg about the current state of live music dealing with COVID and shares a new track going viral on social media.

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    • 26 min
    Songs About Breaking Free, Kanye Review, RIP Lee Scratch Perry

    Songs About Breaking Free, Kanye Review, RIP Lee Scratch Perry

    As Sound Opinions celebrates our first year as an independent production, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about breaking free. They also review the new album by Kanye West, pay tribute to Lee Scratch Perry and play recent listener comments.

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    • 48 min
    A tribute to half of one of the greatest rock 'n roll duos ever

    A tribute to half of one of the greatest rock 'n roll duos ever

    In this bonus podcast Greg pays tribute to Don Everly, who died August 21 at age 84.

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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