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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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    • 4.3 • 1.9K 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.

    Kranky Records, Opinions on Iggy Pop & Ladytron

    Kranky Records, Opinions on Iggy Pop & Ladytron

    This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the Chicago indie label Kranky Records, which has been home over the years to artists like Low, Deerhunter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They talk with Kranky co-founder and author of the book “You’re with Stupid,” Bruce Adams, about its creation, ethos and more. The hosts also review new music from Iggy Pop and Ladytron.

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    • 50 min
    RIP Van Conner

    RIP Van Conner

    In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg pay tribute to Van Conner of the Screaming Trees, who recently died at age 55.

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    • 7 min
    Songs About Photography, Marty Perez & RIP David Crosby

    Songs About Photography, Marty Perez & RIP David Crosby

    Jim and Greg talk with longtime music photographer Marty Perez about his new career-spanning book, "Kill A Punk For Rock & Roll." They also share their favorite songs about photography and pay tribute to David Crosby.

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    • 50 min
    An Obscure British Band You've Probably Never Heard Of

    An Obscure British Band You've Probably Never Heard Of

    In this bonus episode, Jim digs deep into the British music scene of the '60s to add an obscure song to the Desert Island Jukebox.

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    • 12 min
    Dry Cleaning, Reviews of Margo Price and SZA, and RIP Jeff Beck

    Dry Cleaning, Reviews of Margo Price and SZA, and RIP Jeff Beck

    Post-punk tunes topped with dadaist deadpan lyrics are an unlikely formula for popularity in music, but that's the secret to Dry Cleaning's success. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with band members Florence Shaw and Nick Buxton about one of their favorite albums of 2022. They also review new albums by SZA and Margo Price and pay tribute to Jeff Beck.

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    • 50 min
    A Great Girl Group Song from 2007

    A Great Girl Group Song from 2007

    In this bonus episode, Jim shares a girl group song from 2007 that can stand alongside more famous tracks from the 1960s.

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Chrisdrn ,

Sustenance for the music soul

Sound Opinions is a staple of my music diet to find new music (which this show delivers in spades), as well as discover artists I missed and deepen my knowledge and appreciation of artists and their influences. Moreover, I really enjoy the hosts. It’s a remarkable show.

CheeseSnob ,

Bam bam

Thank you for the kind words - we thought the Bam Bam story was fascinating too!
Love, the ladies at BUST

KappyNow ,

Brilliant piece on Willy DeVille

Just caught this one, about Mink DeVille and CBGBs. Loved it! Truly fantastic. I hope Greg and Jim do a deep dive on Willy’s music; they’d do it proud.

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