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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.

    The first American band signed to 4AD

    The first American band signed to 4AD

    In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from an under-appreciated band from the late-80s indie scene.

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    Aimee Mann's Five Essential Albums, Opinions on Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Aimee Mann's Five Essential Albums, Opinions on Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann's songwriting so they've asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outlook. She shares those albums and what they meant to her at different points in her life on this episode.

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    • 51 min
    The story of Karen Dalton

    The story of Karen Dalton

    In this bonus podcast, producer Andrew Gill interviews directors Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete about their film "Karen Dalton: In My Own Time."

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    • 40 min
    Songs About Giving Thanks, Opinions on IDLES & Courtney Barnett

    Songs About Giving Thanks, Opinions on IDLES & Courtney Barnett

    With Thanksgiving coming up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. Plus they review highly anticipated new albums from Courtney Barnett and IDLES.

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    • 51 min
    Jim remembers a lesser-known Motown diva

    Jim remembers a lesser-known Motown diva

    In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a song to the desert island jukebox from a lesser-known Motown diva who began her career with a secret.

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    • 6 min
    Buried Treasures, Opinions on ABBA & Goat Girl

    Buried Treasures, Opinions on ABBA & Goat Girl

    It's that time yet again! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot love to share newly released music that they've uncovered, Buried Treasures. This week, they've got a fresh batch of songs to add to your playlist. Plus, a conversation with Holly Mullineaux, bassist for the English post-punk band Goat Girl. The band's 2021 album, On All Fours, is one of Jim and Greg's favorites of the year. The hosts share their thoughts on the new ABBA record.

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    • 51 min

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